What do you think? Is leaving soil piled on graves at a Norwich cemetery reasonable?

PUBLISHED: 11:23 24 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:35 24 September 2012

Earlham cemetery grave with soil on it: Family submitted picture

Earlham cemetery grave with soil on it: Family submitted picture


We want to know your thoughts on today’s story about a Norwich widow being left upset after discovering huge mounds of soil covering her husband’s grave.

Joyce Fulcher was faced with the distressing scene during a weekly visit to the grave of her husband, Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Fulcher, at Earlham cemetery.

Mrs Fulcher believes it was ‘very disrespectful’ but Norwich City Council, which manages Earlham cemetery, has said it is usual for soil to be deposited on surrounding graves during the digging process in parts of the cemetery where access was restricted.

The soil had been dug up on a Thursday and left piled on Mr Fulcher’s grave for four days ahead of a Monday funeral.

Do you think it is an unfortunate necessity for the cemetery? Or is it a situation that should be avoided at all costs?

Read the full story by following the link at the top-right of this page and leave your comments below.

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