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Dear Friends, Comrades and Family,
As you know, Tom died on the afternoon of Tuesday 5 August 2014. The funeral will be held at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve, at 2pm on Thursday 14th August (details of how to get there below). It will be a secular celebration, followed by a natural burial, in the woodland. The reception will be held at the Fox and Hounds, Surbiton from approximately 5 p.m
Dress however you feel most appropriate, please bear in mind the burial will take place in woodland, so you should wear shoes which are relatively easy to walk in.
Flowers: We ask that if you would like to bring / send flowers, they be hand-tied rather than wreaths (no plastic, please). Tom was not a man who would have been hugely concerned with his own funeral but would have approved of flowers; if you would prefer to recognise the occasion in another way, you might like to make a donation to Keep Our NHS Public or the Doncaster Care UK strikers, as Tom was passionately committed to public healthcare and we appreciate all that the health professionals did for him toward the end of his life.
Thank you to everybody who has already contacted us to send love, solidarity and support, it really is appreciated.
With love and solidarity,
Johnnie Byrne and the Cashman Family
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve
Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve,
Set Sat Nav to Epsom Road, GU4 7TT
Parking available at the Burial Reserve
By Public Transport
Nearest train station is Clandon, which is served by trains from London Waterloo and Guildford.
478 GUILDFORD to LEATHERHEAD – Operated by Reptons Coaches
462 / 463 GUILDFORD to WOKING – Operated by Arriva
479 / 489 GUILDFORD to EPSOM – Operated by Excetera
It is a thirty minute walk from Clandon Station to the burial ground, unless you prefer to walk we will be arranging to collect people from The Onslow Arms, a pub on The Steet, West Clandon, very close to the station. Click here for map of The Onlow Arms
Getting to the reception at Fox and Hounds.
60 Portsmouth Rd
Parking: Small car park at rear of pub, free street parking from 4pm locally, if both are full there are a number of local public car parks.
We hope to arrange to drive, all or most people travelling by public transport, to the reception. Please speak to Alastair, on the day, if you have space in your car.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station is Surbiton (5 mins walk), trains run direct from Clandon.
We hope to arrange to drive, all or most people travelling by public transport, to the reception. Please speak to Alastair, on the day, if you do not have a car.