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Who uses our Biers?
Some of the long distances involved in carrying coffins to their final resting places in a typical woodland / greenfield setting
One of our Biers at Herongate in Essex
Paul King Funeral Directors with their new Bier
Dictionary Classification is :
A movable frame on which a Coffin or a Corps is placed, or taken to a grave.
The Word Bier
O.E. br (W.Saxon), ber (Anglian) "handbarrow, litter, bed," from W.Gmc. *bero (O.H.G. bara, O.Fris. bere, M.Du. bare), from base *ber- and thus related to the O.E. verb beran "to bear" anything used for carrying, only later limited to funerary
A Bier is a stand on which a corpse, coffin, or casket containing a corpse, is placed to lie in state or to be carried to the grave.