South Yorkshire woodland burial site

Woodland burial site

This is the woodland burial site. Bodies are buried in simple cardboard coffins that will decompose and allow the corpse to decay naturally. Each grave has a sapling planted above it and in a few decades time there will constitute a small wood, a copse full of corpses as it were. The ecological and non denominational way of disposing of the dead. A friend of mine, dead by cigarette induced lung cancer, was buried in such a grave (in Sheffield as there are many such sites) and I have to say it was a more moving ceremony than his being hummed on a conveyor belt into a gas fired crematorium.. Your view may differ but 'all flesh is grass', one way or the other.

There is a picnic site at the othe end of the path that runs through the burial site - they are otherwise unconnected.

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