Sense of pride in car­ing for graves

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

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

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