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'Super-size' graves to be dug in Lincolnshire cemetery for fat people

By HGilbey_LE  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

'Super-size' graves to be dug in Lincolnshire cemetery for fat people
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Up to 30 extra-large graves will be dug in a Lincolnshire cemetery, to bury people who are too big for existing plots.

Sutton Bridge and Wingland Parish Council wants to open a new three-acre grave yard next year, at a cost of £200,000.

However the planned site is set to include 'super-size' graves, which will measure 9ft by 8ft.

The plots would be close to the entrance so that undertakers don't have to carry heavy coffins far.

Parish councillor Vicky Hills told media: "They will cost more money because we are going to have double plots.

‘It’s the result of people not being responsible for their weight, basically."

‘It was requested by the funeral directors that they should not be too far from the road so they don’t have too far to carry them."

If the plans go ahead, the new burial ground will be situated a mile away from the current cemetery at St Matthew’s Church in Sutton Bridge.

A planning application is due to be submitted to South Holland District Council.

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  • JamieWilliams  |  May 01 2014, 1:17AM

    "'Super-size' graves to be dug in Lincolnshire cemetery for horizontally challenged people"

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  • Pete67  |  April 27 2014, 9:21AM

    Nice to see Alex Colman is using normal English instead of the recently embellished type which can make some people feel inferior whch they are not.

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  • Ascerbia  |  April 26 2014, 8:06PM

    Steve_Lincoln - What's the difference between your assumption I'm thick because I have a low opinion of fatties and my assuming fatties are weak, idle, selfish people? By my reckoning you're either in the thick camp with me or a raging hypocrite. Or worse - both.

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  • Listener  |  April 26 2014, 5:00PM

    I find the entire article totally distasteful. A funeral is a private affair and if anyone requires a larger plot, it should and must remain confidential. What about child plots? no-one "reports" on their size! Lets move on to more pleasant topics.

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  • Steve_Lincoln  |  April 26 2014, 3:51PM

    Clearly Ascerbia, with an opinion of fat people like that, you aren't that intelligence either.

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  • Ascerbia  |  April 26 2014, 7:12AM

    I don't often agree with reporting on here but in this case think Alex Colman is absolutely right to stand by his work. GarryMH - I for one am looking forward to reviewing your work; if you criticise you must be prepared to put up or shut up, you're clearly not going with the latter so let's have your written wisdom on fat in society. Johndavies - well said but I expect there are many like me who see obesity as a character defining aspect of a person; show me fat and I assume weak, selfish, idle and make no attempt to see past that to the person inside the flab.

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  • Derp_Lincoln  |  April 25 2014, 8:35PM

    ROFL at nickythenark giving it the big I am! Never mind Stephen Fry, you'd run a mile if Alan Titchmarsh offered you a straightener :-D

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  • IT_MAN  |  April 25 2014, 7:55PM

    I am over weight and fat, nothing wrong with it and I believe sounds better than obese. There must be very few people who require a grave dug out 8ft wide and 9ft long and graves I have seen are not dug out to 4ft wide and 9ft long. I am 19 stone and 18" to 20" wide, even in a cofin I should easily fit in a standard grave, I tried to get a price for a simple basic funeral, was quoted £1K a year ago, that include cofin, dig out existing grave, £100 grave yard fee, I asked about a body bag or shroud which I believe is more suitable but no one seems interested, it would need a narrower grave and as the rot down it could be possible to get 3 bodies in a double depth grave which has been standard for over 50 years. Making cofins must produce lots of Co2 as made of veneered chipboard. When I die I prefer being rolled into a body bag without any fancy treatment and dropped into my grave, I don't nead a hearse any old van will do and they should have mini digger at grave yard to take body to grave. Years ago people hired a parish coffin which had a bottom that opened and body dropped into grave and grave filled in, coffin was constantly reused. Why have a big fancy send off as you are dead so don't see it.

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  • sadimp  |  April 25 2014, 7:42PM

    It seems "garyMH" has time on his hands considering the six comments he's made between 5.30 am and 4.38 pm, may be more when he's read this. I hope he takes up Alex Coleman's offer to write a column. It would save a lot of real estate however if everyone was cremated. Much like a Pyre seen in India, or am being too insensitive and politically incorrect.

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  • GarryMH  |  April 25 2014, 4:38PM

    Directly as a result of today's actions on this thread, I am setting up a new weekly digital publication. Coming soon, "Did they really say that!" Reviews of other local publications and their contributors.

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