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    • concerned43
    • By concerned43 18th Sep 12, 11:44 AM
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    Unmarked grave query
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    • 18th Sep 12, 11:44 AM
    Unmarked grave query 18th Sep 12 at 11:44 AM
    A neighbour died and had no living family in this country and was therefore put in an unmarked grave paid for by the council.
    I managed to contact a brother of his in Oz and he has sent me money to buy things for the grave...40.
    My question is this - apart from flowers, would I be allowed to place a plaque or something similar at the graveside?
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 18th Sep 12, 12:17 PM
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    • 18th Sep 12, 12:17 PM
    You'd have to ask the council. The rules vary from place to place.
    • Norma Desmond
    • By Norma Desmond 18th Sep 12, 12:52 PM
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    • 18th Sep 12, 12:52 PM
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    • 18th Sep 12, 12:52 PM
    How nice of you OP!

    It may depend on if the plot is a 'lawn grave' which means that you may only be allowed to put one item on it such as a plaque or stone urn of flowers so that the council can mow the grass easily.

    Your local council will have links to their cemeteries and what's acceptable in each.
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    • concerned43
    • By concerned43 20th Sep 12, 8:54 AM
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    • 20th Sep 12, 8:54 AM
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    • 20th Sep 12, 8:54 AM
    many thanks for replies - been told by the council that I am only allowed to place flowers and nothing else. its a shame the grave can't be named.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 20th Sep 12, 9:14 AM
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    • 20th Sep 12, 9:14 AM
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    • 20th Sep 12, 9:14 AM
    Could you plant some bluebells or something associated with his name.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • concerned43
    • By concerned43 22nd Sep 12, 11:32 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 12, 11:32 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 12, 11:32 AM
    council says flowers only - had thought about 'forget me nots' but council say no!
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