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Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is on display within the Hall of Memory, adjacent to the East Chapel, and is comprised of several volumes, four for each quarter of the year.

Book of Remembrance

The books are on view throughout the year, displayed in a protective cases, always open to the current date so inscriptions may be seen on each anniversary of the death or other specified date.

The books are composed of leaves of the finest handmade paper with richly tooled binding and the memorial inscriptions are executed by hand, by professional scribes, which offers the same degree of permanence and artistic excellence as the best medieval manuscripts.

Book of Remembrance examples The minimum entry is two lines consisting of the name of the deceased on the top line, with a personal inscription on the second.

Entries of five, eight or ten lines can include a floral emblem, animal, bird, badge, crest or shield, which may be of significance to the family.

This is a relatively inexpensive and perpetual form of memorial which allows the name of the deceased and a suitable epitaph to be recorded.

To ensure memorial entries are inscribed for the first anniversary or request date, applications are to submitted by the following dates:

  • January, February and march by the preceding September
  • April, May and June by the preceding December
  • July, August and September by the preceding March 
  • October, November and December by the preceding June 

Book of Remembrance application form [750kb]

In addition to the Book of Remembrance, we have a computerised version that is located adjacent to the main books in the Hall of Memory. 

Once the entry has been inscribed in the main book family and friends are able to view it 365 days if the year. 

Online Book of Remembrance

The computerised system is operated by touching the screen and following the simple instructions. A "zoom" facility allows a particular entry to be selected from the full page and shown in close-up.

View the online version here »

Remembrance cards and miniature books

Replica memorial card Replica memorial cards and miniature books of remembrance are available for those wishing to retain a copy of the inscription at home or for the sending to relatives or friends who live at a distance.

The cards and miniature books are in the same style as the Book of Remembrance and contain beneath the anniversary date a copy of the original inscription as it appears in the Book.

The cards are for individual entries; miniature books can be inscribed with up to ten entries.

From placing your order it can take approximately three to four months to complete and will be posted directly to your address.

Both memorials are handwritten and illustrated by the same craftsmen who inscribe the Book of Remembrance.

Examples are available for viewing at the Crematorium office.

How much?

Please see the price list


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