Sense of pride in caring for graves
I AM writing with reference to the proposal to lay to lawn K Section in the Garden of Rest, where my father (Brian Frederick Charles Wallis) was recently buried.
The Garden of Rest is a space of peace, solitude and contemplation, providing immense comfort for the friends and family of those laid to rest.
Individuals take great pride in creating an area that reflects the lives of those who have passed away, where flowers are planted that provide colour and beauty in what is otherwise an area of reflection of those who are no longer with us. The proposal to lawn over this area would eradicate this and in some ways has the potential to remove the identities of those who are buried there, thereby creating a uniformity of grass where families and friends would be unable to decorate the graves with horticultural colour in the manner that they have in the past and present. Letters to the Editor, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, c/o Trinity Mirror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7RG