Tuesday, June 12, 2007

They'd Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

This unusual notice appeared Tuesday in a UK newspaper:

RELATIVES are being invited to collect their headstones from a graveyard which will be turned into a car park.

Bolton Council Planning Committee gave the go-ahead for Lee Lane United Reformed Church in Horwich to be turned into 11 two-bedroom apartments with parking spaces. [Link]
The decision was not without its critics.


Graveyards are sometimes the only way to learn more about an ancestor. It is a shame that they are not protected, by law, against developers.


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