Anorak News | A Pie, A Pint & A Plot

A Pie, A Pint & A Plot

by | 30th, January 2004

‘REGULARS at The Church Inn in Uppermill need not worry about having to change their local after their deaths – landlord Julian Taylor has bought a nearby plot of land and turned it into a cemetery.

He said he got the idea of buying the land at Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, from his dad Michael who wanted to be buried in such a picturesque spot – and now has permission to sell off 8,000 plots for burial.

His aunt Evelyn is already buried there and regulars – young and old – have started snapping up their final resting place. “One of them has even asked his friends to pop into the cemetery with their pints on Friday nights after he dies, so that he can still have a drink with his pals,’ Mr Taylor explained.

‘A 28-year-old lad has even bought three plots – one for himself and two to sell on, because he thinks land will be at such a premium in a few years. The motto among some visitors to the pub when we were trying to get planning permission was ‘a pie, a pint and a plot”.’

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