As the death toll from the coronavirus increases, thousands of funerals are taken place with little ceremony. One funeral director in Carlisle has made this appeal:
George Hudson & Sons Funeral Directors, said: " Could I ask everyone for some help at this very difficult time.... If you see a hearse, could you stop, stand for a moment as it passes, perhaps take off your cap, and bow your head?
"In these times where funerals are limited to only a very few close family our chance to support people during bereavement is limited. So, we wondered if we could revive an old tradition that would show people that their loss is noticed and shared by us all?
"It would mean the world to families in a time of sadness."
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