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20 years of Humber Woodland

2023 marks 20 years of Humber Woodland of Remembrance. In this short film Diane talks about her inspiration for Humber Woodland, her love for the countryside and how the woodland has changed over the last 20 years See our video here.

‘Woodland Burial’ by Pam Ayres

Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.

The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.

Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced

Awards and accreditations

West of Britain Region Winner award logo
NDC West of Britain Winner 2019/20
West of Britain Winner 2021
Member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds
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