Grandmother’s last wish to have gnomes lining funeral route scuppered
Over her lifetime she had collected a series of garden gnomes from all over the country.
So when it came to her funeral, Veronica Pratt had one special request – she wanted the colourful little characters to line the route.
The family of the 82-year-old grandmother duly obliged, placing 30 of them on a roundabout past which the cortege would drive.
But almost inevitably, the touching tribute fell foul to that scourge of modern life – the elf ’n’ safety police.
The gnomes were scooped up by council officials who said the little figures could be a ‘danger by distracting passing drivers’.