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Until the end of the nineteenth century almost everyone was buried. But over the last 100 years or so, cremation has become increasingly popular to the point that nearly three quarters of people now choose it.

However, some people are now finding the fast throughput of many crematoria to be insensitive. Furthermore, there are growing concerns about the environmental effects of cremation. For these reasons, the rising trend of cremations has now levelled off, and may be reversing a little.

If you choose cremation, you will need to consider what to do with the ashes afterwards. There are no legal requirements, and some people scatter or bury them in their own garden or other place that was significant to the deceased. (You should always obtain the permission of the landowner before doing this.) However, most houses are eventually sold, and other sites may not always be suitable as a long-term home for the deceased's ashes. For this reason, Drake Memorial Park offers plots for the burial in perpetuity of the cremation ashes of two family members.

Traditional burial plots for the interment of two family members are also available. Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that your loved-one's remains will be well looked after for ever.

Burial and cremation plots are available for purchase at any time, either directly from the Park or through your funeral director.

Further information on burial and cremation is available from the BBC and If I Should Die web sites.