A popular way of commemorating a friend or loved one is by purchasing an entry in the Book of Remembrance.
The Book of Remembrance is enclosed in a glass cabinet in the Chapel of Remembrance in the gardens of the Crematorium. The leaves are turned daily to the appropriate day, so each entry may be viewed on the chosen date of entry, or by appointment.Each entry is handwritten in traditional calligraphy and can be accompanied by a hand-painted motif. An inscription in the book preserves the memory of a deceased relative or friend, and you can choose to make the entry under the date of death or other significant date, eg. date of birth, wedding anniversary, etc. The inscription is displayed once a year on the anniversary of the date under which the entry has been made, and may consist of two, five or eight lines, the first line of which is the name of the deceased.
An entry in the Book of Remembrance is a permanent form of memorialisation with no renewal fees. Copies of the inscription can be supplied in the form of a Memorial Card or a Miniature Book of Remembrance.
The Book of Remembrance room is open Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays it is open from 11 am to 3 pm. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day it is open from 9 am to 1 pm. If you are unable to make the day of the inscription, subject to the Book being inscribed we can change the display in the cabinet. Contact us to check if this is possible so that you do not make a wasted journey.
Wall mounted tributes manufactured from bronze coloured anodised aluminium are available. These plaques are displayed inside the Book of Remembrance room, for a five year (renewable) period. Each plaque may consist of a maximum of 70 characters on four lines. If a further five-year period is not purchased, the plaque will be removed from display.
Memorial kerb plaques, fixed to sandstone kerbing with an integral flower vase, are available in a choice of colour. You can choose from Dakota Red (a brown-ish red), Blue Pearl, or Perlino Verdi (Green). Wording on each plaque is carefully engraved and is offered in a gold finish, with a maximum of 100 letters per plaque. A choice of decorative motifs are offered as an added feature, or you may wish to select a photograph for mounting on your tribute. Each plaque is displayed for a five-year period, and a further period may be purchased upon expiry. If a further five-year period is not purchased, the plaque will be removed from display.
An alternative way of remembering a loved one is to have an existing flowering rose in their memory. Memorial roses are available within our rose garden. Please note that the roses have already been planted and it is therefore not possible to have a rose planted in a specific location. Each rose will be accompanied by an attractive bronze 6” x 4” plaque, bearing a suitable inscription with engraved lettering (maximum of 65 characters). The plaque is displayed for a five-year period; a further period may be purchased upon expiry. If a further five-year period is not purchased, the plaque will be removed from display and the rose made available for others.
A memorial seat (bench) may be purchased for a ten year (renewable) period. Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, we are unable to allow members of the public to supply their own memorial seat. A memorial seat can be provided with a bronze plaque (9" x 2½") with a maximum of 60 characters.
Unfortunately, we currently have no trees available for dedication, however we are looking to start dedicating further trees within the very near future.
Last Updated: 30 November 2017