GRAVEDIGGING AIN’T FOR THE FAINTHEARTED!

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Hungarian gravediggers have taken part in a national competition aimed at improving the profession’s image and boosting recruitment. Thus, entrants were judged on speed and the quality of their work in a contest in the city of Debrecen. The winners will now compete in an international tournament in Slovakia later in the year. Now it got me to thinking, you could never have a grave digging competition in England, because most of the cemeteries are already full! One would have to disinter ‘residents’, fill in the grave, only to have them dug out again. Hardly worth the effort, right? And as far as British gravediggers are concerned, ‘speed’ is of little importance when digging down. Tradition dictates stopping for a tea-break and sandwiches!

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