Cemeteries and Crematorium

Book of Remembrance

Image of Book of Remembrance Room

The Book of Remembrance is displayed in The Remembrance Room to provide a lasting record and dignified memorial.

The Book is in two volumes, each covering six months of the year, January to June and July to December. Whilst one volume is on display, the other is being updated. The vellum cover bears the Borough Coat of Arms in full colour, and is finished with hand-tooling in gold leaf and semi-precious stones. Two pages are allocated to each day of the year, and the Book is displayed open at the appropriate day in a protective glass case so that entries may be seen on each anniversary of the date of death.

The memorial entries are carefully executed by highly skilled artists, and inscribed under the date of death. The first line consists of the surname and first names only, together with any title of decoration. The remaining lines are to be used for any wording desired, but should include the year of death.

Entries in the book can be seen without appointment on the anniversary of the date of death, entries may also be viewed on other dates by appointment.

Application forms to have a loved one's name included are available from the Cemetery & Crematorium Office.