Residents reveal weird and wonderful epitaphs

PUBLISHED: 17:32 17 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:49 10 June 2010

NEW research carried out by Age Concern Exeter has revealed the weird and wonderful ways people in the South West would like to be remembered in their epitaphs.

NEW research carried out by Age Concern Exeter has revealed the weird and wonderful ways people in the South West would like to be remembered in their epitaphs.

The research revealed the funny and quirky tombstone inscriptions people would like to be remembered by, including "another one bites the dust" and "at last, a decent night's sleep".

Age Concern Exeter research also revealed that over three quarters of people had not thought about their own epitaph before.

However, when respondents were asked to write one, the British sense of humour shone through and many were sure of what they would like said for them.

When questioned about a list of other well-known epitaphs, Spike Milligan's renowned epitaph, "I told you I was ill", was a clear favourite in the South West.

In second place was Winston Churchill's "I'm ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter" and in third place was Frank Sinatra's "The best is yet to come".

The charity carried out the research in conjunction with their new Age Concern Guaranteed Funeral Plan, available to anyone aged over 50 years.

To find out more about Age Concern Funeral Plans call (0800)0223245 or visit the local Age Concern, at 138 Cowick Street, Exeter.

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