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Families beg crematorium to keep mementos on display

by Malcolm Shaw

The issue of bereaved relatives and friends leaving personal memorabilia to mark the spot where their loved one's ashes have been scattered is becoming more and more contentious across the region.

There's been a huge increase in the number of items, including miniature headstones, ornaments and even fencing.

Now, one crematorium at Worthing in West Sussex has decided to remove the items - saying they are inappropriate. But some mourners say the objects help them remember their loved ones.

The interviewees in Malcolm Shaw's report are: Sheila Howell, a Crematorium visitor and Councillor Clive Roberts, Conservative, Worthing Council.

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