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Little has changed in the conducting of funerals

Bodach

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In this series, The Oban Times’ resident Bodach (Gaelic: old man and, by experience, often a storyteller) looks through archive material for articles and pictures that preserve moments from the past. There is always a back story – and sometimes a future one.

FUNERALS do not often attract the attention of anyone beyond family and friends, so photographs of these occasions are rare. This one, taken at Ardfern, is extraordinarily atmospheric and could be a still from an art-house film. It is real enough though, and captures the reality and solemnity of the moment in stark monochrome.

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