Ashes unclaimed for 60 years at funeral directors


Ashes from a funeral 60 years ago remain unclaimed at a West Midlands funeral directors.

The uncollected urn is one of 150 to have been stored for five years or more at six branches of William H Painter across Birmingham and Solihull.

The firm has now launched an appeal to find the next of kin for the ashes.

Phil Painter, from the funeral directors, said they believed in many cases relatives had just not yet decided where to scatter the ashes.

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