Open Air Cremations

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Cremation Act 1902 - The Act - Open Air Pyres
... Open air funeral pyres were made illegal in Britain by the 1930 issue of the Cremation Act ... Prior to this but after the 1902 Act, open air cremations had occurred in limited numbers, including several Hindu and Sikh soldiers cremated in Brighton, having been killed fighting ... The last open air pyre was believed to have occurred in 1934, when the British Government gave special permission to Nepal's ambassador to cremate his wife outdoors in Surrey ...

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