A poignant memorial post box has been installed at London Road Cemetery, Raunds, offering mourners the chance to post a private letter to deceased loved ones.
The idea follows the popularity of ‘Heavenly Post Boxes’ at several crematoriums across the country, which were set up after grieving Nottingham schoolgirl Matilda Handy wanted a ‘post box to heaven’ after her grandparents passed away.
Letters can be written on biodegradable paper impregnated with wildflower seeds, which can be collected from the Cemetery Chapel. Collected letters will then be planted in the Cemetery grounds when the postbox is emptied.
Cllr Oliver Curtis, Chairman of Raunds Town Council Environment, Leisure and Recreation Committee, said