A landlord in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester has bought a plot of land near his pub so that he can turn it into a cemetery. Julian Taylor, the landlord of The Church Inn, got planning permission from Oldham council for a cemetery with space for 8,000 people. Taylor said: "It's a beautiful spot to be buried, and a few customers have already picked out their own patch. One of them has even asked his friends to pop into the cemetery with their pints on Friday nights after he dies, so that he can still have a drink with his pals. "A 28-year-old lad has even bought three plots - one for himself and two to sell on, because he thinks land will be at such a premium in a few years. The motto among some visitors to the pub when we were trying to get planning permission was 'a pie, a pint and a plot'."