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London funeral home offers dignity as UK COVID deaths surge
With the deceased arriving faster than they can be cremated or buried, the mortuaries at W. Uden & Sons are packed with coffins, but funeral director Matthew Uden said he refused to be numbed by the escalating toll: "These are people's loved ones, they're not numbers."
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Embalmer Mary Evans dresses in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before entering the mortuary at W....
London, United Kingdom
Embalmer Mary Evans dresses in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before entering the mortuary at W....
Embalmer Mary Evans dresses in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before entering the mortuary at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
An embalmer prepares to open a bag labelled 'Risk of Infection' that contains a body of a person who...
London, United Kingdom
An embalmer prepares to open a bag labelled 'Risk of Infection' that contains a body of a person who...
An embalmer prepares to open a bag labelled 'Risk of Infection' that contains a body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease in the mortuary at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Coffins containing the bodies of people who died from the coronavirus disease are seen in a mortuary...
London, United Kingdom
Coffins containing the bodies of people who died from the coronavirus disease are seen in a mortuary...
Coffins containing the bodies of people who died from the coronavirus disease are seen in a mortuary at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Embalmer Mary Evans prepares the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease in the mortuary...
London, United Kingdom
Embalmer Mary Evans prepares the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease in the mortuary...
Embalmer Mary Evans prepares the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease in the mortuary at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Embalmer Mary Evans poses for a portrait in the mortuary of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in...
London, United Kingdom
Embalmer Mary Evans poses for a portrait in the mortuary of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in...
Embalmer Mary Evans poses for a portrait in the mortuary of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Funeral conductor Spencer Baxter and pallbearer Doug Austin from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors...
London, United Kingdom
Funeral conductor Spencer Baxter and pallbearer Doug Austin from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors...
Funeral conductor Spencer Baxter and pallbearer Doug Austin from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepare a hearse ahead of a funeral in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Funeral directors Spencer Baxter and Adam Tremelling make final checks on a deceased person ahead of...
London, United Kingdom
Funeral directors Spencer Baxter and Adam Tremelling make final checks on a deceased person ahead of...
Funeral directors Spencer Baxter and Adam Tremelling make final checks on a deceased person ahead of a funeral, in the chapel of rest at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
An information board is seen at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus...
London, United Kingdom
A funeral director makes final checks on a deceased person ahead of her funeral in the chapel of rest...
An information board is seen at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Director of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors, Matthew Uden checks the details of a coffin containing...
London, United Kingdom
Director of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors, Matthew Uden checks the details of a coffin containing...
Director of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors, Matthew Uden checks the details of a coffin containing the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the mortuary of the funeral directors in Bromley, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
A funeral director moves coffins containing the bodies of deceased people in the mortuary at W. Uden...
London, United Kingdom
A funeral director moves coffins containing the bodies of deceased people in the mortuary at W. Uden...
A funeral director moves coffins containing the bodies of deceased people in the mortuary at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Workshop manager Jack Uden lines a coffin in the workshop at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors...
London, United Kingdom
Workshop manager Jack Uden lines a coffin in the workshop at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors...
Workshop manager Jack Uden lines a coffin in the workshop at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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February 01, 2021
A funeral van containing empty coffins is seen ahead of workers collecting the bodies of deceased people...
London, United Kingdom
A funeral van containing empty coffins is seen ahead of workers collecting the bodies of deceased people...
A funeral van containing empty coffins is seen ahead of workers collecting the bodies of deceased people from hospital morgues at W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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February 01, 2021
A pallbearer from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepares a hearse ahead of a funeral in Bromley,...
London, United Kingdom
A pallbearer from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepares a hearse ahead of a funeral in Bromley,...
A pallbearer from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepares a hearse ahead of a funeral in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors bow their heads to a coffin during a funeral...
London, United Kingdom
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors bow their heads to a coffin during a funeral...
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors bow their heads to a coffin during a funeral service in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry a coffin ahead of a funeral in Bromley,...
London, United Kingdom
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry a coffin ahead of a funeral in Bromley,...
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry a coffin ahead of a funeral in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Floral tributes are seen at Beckenham Cemetery after the funeral of Eileen Anderson, who died from the...
London, United Kingdom
Floral tributes are seen at Beckenham Cemetery after the funeral of Eileen Anderson, who died from the...
Floral tributes are seen at Beckenham Cemetery after the funeral of Eileen Anderson, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in south east London, Britain, January 29, 2021. Picture taken January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors load a coffin into a hearse ahead of a funeral...
London, United Kingdom
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors load a coffin into a hearse ahead of a funeral...
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors load a coffin into a hearse ahead of a funeral service in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads the procession of a funeral service in Sidcup,...
London, United Kingdom
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads the procession of a funeral service in Sidcup,...
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads the procession of a funeral service in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter bows his head to a hearse containing a coffin as it is...
London, United Kingdom
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter bows his head to a hearse containing a coffin as it is...
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter bows his head to a hearse containing a coffin as it is driven to a crematorium in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads the procession of a funeral service in Bromley,...
London, United Kingdom
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads the procession of a funeral service in Bromley,...
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads the procession of a funeral service in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry the coffin of Eileen Anderson, who died...
London, United Kingdom
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry the coffin of Eileen Anderson, who died...
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry the coffin of Eileen Anderson, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), into the chapel at Beckenham Crematorium, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 29, 2021. Picture taken January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry the coffin of Eileen Anderson, who died...
London, United Kingdom
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry the coffin of Eileen Anderson, who died...
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors carry the coffin of Eileen Anderson, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), into the chapel at Beckenham Crematorium, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 29, 2021. Picture taken January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Friends and relatives of Eileen Anderson, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pay their...
London, United Kingdom
Friends and relatives of Eileen Anderson, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pay their...
Friends and relatives of Eileen Anderson, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pay their respects during her funeral service in the chapel at Beckenham Crematorium, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 29, 2021. Picture taken January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads a team briefing with pallbearers ahead of a funeral...
London, United Kingdom
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads a team briefing with pallbearers ahead of a funeral...
W. Uden & Sons Funeral Conductor Spencer Baxter leads a team briefing with pallbearers ahead of a funeral service in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepare and polish a hearse ahead of a funeral...
London, United Kingdom
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepare and polish a hearse ahead of a funeral...
Pallbearers from W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors prepare and polish a hearse ahead of a funeral in Sidcup, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
A funeral director from W. Uden & Sons prepares to conduct a funeral, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
London, United Kingdom
A funeral director from W. Uden & Sons prepares to conduct a funeral, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
A funeral director from W. Uden & Sons prepares to conduct a funeral, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-FUNERAL
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February 01, 2021
Director of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors, Matthew Uden poses for a portrait in the mortuary...
London, United Kingdom
Director of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors, Matthew Uden poses for a portrait in the mortuary...
Director of W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors, Matthew Uden poses for a portrait in the mortuary of the funeral directors in Bromley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in south east London, Britain, January 28, 2021. Picture taken January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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