Brits' wishful burial places include start or finish of Le Mans racetrack!

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London, Oct 10 (ANI): A survey has revealed that most Brits do not wish to be buried in a traditional plot, choosing unusual places such as a favourite holiday destination, a place from their childhood or even their own garden.

Age Concern said being laid to rest in churchyard or garden of remembrance was rejected by 55 percent of 2,068 people, who also fail to tell their loved ones about their choice.

And some of their more bizarre choices of where to be buried included a council tip, the desert, the start or finish of the Le Mans race track or a scrap yard.

"Our research highlights that although many of us have some interesting ideas about our final resting place, wishes such as these can easily go unfulfilled without some sort of plan in place," the Daily Star quoted Sharon Dobson from the charity as saying.

According to Age Concern, only one in 10 Britons have made definite plans for a funeral, while 30 percent refuse to think about it at all.

The average cost of a funeral was 2,390 pounds in 2007 and is expected to rise, the charity said, making financial planning important. (ANI)

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