Once an uncommon practice, cremation is now used in three-quarters of all funerals in the UK. As the practice has become more common, a unique set of rituals have developed around it—specifically concerning what happens with the ashes. In the past, ashes were generally buried in graveyards, or kept in a columbarium—a building, or part of a building, where urns are stored. As recently as the 1970s, 88% of ashes remained in the crematorium.
Nowadays, however, a much wider range of practices exi...
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