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Should we just have a Meadow !!

Yes
5 (22.7%)
No
10 (45.5%)
Maybe
3 (13.6%)
nO CREMATIONS
0 (0%)
OTHER !!
4 (18.2%)

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WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« on: Tuesday 26 July 05 20:00 BST (UK) »
Should we do away with the cems and just have a Meadow of wild flowers that can be cut down once or twice a year then ? :o

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 Not my choice but Whats the point of having loads of stone you can't read !!    ;D

 
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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 July 05 13:20 BST (UK) »
We have a green burial site near Olney, after burial a tree is planted instead of a gravestone.
Banks - Kent, Herefordshire, Breconshire, Radnorshire & Anglesey.
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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 July 05 13:26 BST (UK) »
I tend to like the idea of, well the only crematorium I know, St Helens in Merseyside, where there is a rose garden and a wall where you can pay for a small plaque to be put up for a 10 year period, renewable.

Unfortunately that does away with the fun of cleaning gravestones.

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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 July 05 20:16 BST (UK) »
I voted to have a wild flower meadow for lots of reasons that I won't bore you with  ;D

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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 July 05 06:40 BST (UK) »
I love the idea of a wild flower meadow but I have requested that my ashes fly free. ;D

Yet I voted 'No' because I love reading gravestones. I doubt it's possible to be more contradictory than that. ::)

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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 July 05 07:18 BST (UK) »
A meadow sounds like a good idea....but I voted 'other'....I think planting a tree and creating a new woodland is a lovely idea.....
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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 July 05 08:19 BST (UK) »
I like the idea of a tree at Olney. But is there a record of who is in the field too?

I also like the idea of the cardboard coffin. biodegrades quicker !

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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 July 05 08:57 BST (UK) »
I think our green burial site uses cardboard coffins as well.
I guess they must keep a record of who's buried there.
Banks - Kent, Herefordshire, Breconshire, Radnorshire & Anglesey.
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Re: WHY HAVE CEMETERIES WHY NOT JUST A FEILD !!
« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 February 19 17:20 GMT (UK) »
I bought a plot about 15 years ago at Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, Ripley, Derbyshire.
On your funeral day you can have a last ride on  a steam train with your mourners.

The cemetery is multi-faith including pagan (so ground is not consecrated) and is unique among woodland burial grounds being the only one in the country that is bounded on one side by a heritage steam railway line.
You approach the burial ground by following a 100m track that runs parallel, and next, to the railway line. You can mark your plot with a tree instead of headstone depending on the package you purchase.
http://www.peacefunerals.co.uk/golden_valley_woodland_burial_ground

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