Digger forces open Mexborough chapel doors after mourners locked out
2 January 2016
From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
About 70 people turned up for the funeral, but the doors to the chapel were locked
A council has apologised after a digger had to be used to prise open a chapel’s doors for a funeral when an employee failed to turn up with the keys.
About 70 mourners gathered at Mexborough Cemetery in Doncaster for the funeral of 92-year-old Royal Navy veteran Douglas Barratt on Wednesday, but were locked out for 40 minutes.
The digger, used by gravediggers, then forced open the doors of the chapel.
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