From Chinese Takeaways to Sausage Rolls: London Co-op Funeralcare Reveals City’s Most Unique Coffin Keepsakes

London residents are increasingly turning their backs on traditional religious funeral services, opting instead for diverse and sometimes eccentric celebrations of life, according to Co-op Funeralcare homes in the area.

A Chinese takeaway, a sausage roll, and half a bar of chocolate have been revealed as some of the most unique items people have asked to be buried with, according to the UK’s largestĀ report into funeral trends from the Co-op.

Based on insight from its funeral directors, from over 500,000 funerals conducted in the last five years and the views of 4,000 British adults, the report reveals the most unique things people have asked to take with them in London.

Top 10 most unusual items that have been placed inside a coffin:

  1. Chinese takeaway
  2. A sausage roll
  3. Golf balls
  4. Car number plate
  5. Ashes of a pet
  6. Mobile phone
  7. Playing cards
  8. Fishing rod
  9. Colourful rug
  10. Half a bar of chocolate

The research also finds 85% of local funeral directors in London think families are now more open to unique funerals compared to five years ago.

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