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I have just been reliably informed that a number of the places where peoples ashes are buried, in the grounds of Yardley Church, have been desecrated.
The culprit seems to be Birmingham Council, who carry out the task of maintaining the church yard.
A least one tree has been pulled out of the ground, roots and all, whilst all the brass plaques that were affixed into the ground around said tree, to mark the burial spots, have been cast aside.
The plaques were found this morning just lying around, waiting to be stolen.
If I knew more I would lay the blame firmly where it belongs but at this time the only conclusion I can draw is that a team of thoughtless morons, were dispatched to the site to cause as much damage as possible while destroying a tree. This isn't the first time damage to memorials has been noted in recent years, including the near destruction of one plaque probably by a lawnmower.
This may be of no significance to those with no connection to this church, but to those whose family ashes are buried there any thoughtless act can be a source of great distress.