Memorial Choices

There are many different types of memorials you can apply for to help remember your loved one.

Hall of Remembrance at the West Road Crematorium

Book of Remembrance

Memorial Card and Miniature Book of Remembrance

Leather Memorial Panel

Bronze Memorial Panel

Snowdrop Plaque

Granite Vase Block

Outdoor Columbarium Vault

Barbican Plaque


Hall of Remembrance at the West Road Crematorium

Photograph of roof window at West Road Crematorium

The Hall of Remembrance is located behind the West Chapel. It houses the Books of Remembrance and the Leather Memorial Panels. There is also an indoor Columbaria room upstairs where space for caskets can be leased.

Floral tributes are not allowed in the Hall of Remembrance as they cause moisture in the atmosphere, which is liable to affect the pages of the Book of Remembrance.

Download crematorium memorial fees (pdf, 61.5kb).

Book of Remembrance

Photo of book of remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is made up of several hand-made volumes. It is bound in natural vellum, tooled in gold leaf, and contains inscriptions lettered by highly skilled craftsmen. Inscriptions can incorporate motifs, service or association badges, or family crests in full colour.

The entries are recorded in perpetuity and are displayed annually on the anniversary of the death or any other commemorative date specified by the applicant. Also located in the Hall of Remembrance is the visual display unit which allows any entry that has been inscribed in one of the books to be viewed on any day of the year.

Please note that there are four sets of Books of Remembrance, each set covering a quarter of the year; January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December. The Books go on display on the first day of the appropriate quarter. This indicates the date your application needs to reach our office in order for your entry to be inscribed for the anniversary.

If you wish to arrange an entry in the Book of Remembrance please complete the application form. The table indicates the date your application needs to reach our office in order for your entry to be inscribed for the anniversary.


Remembrance Date

   Date Entry Needs to Be Submitted By

January to March

   31 October

April to June

   31 January

July to September

   30 April

October to December

   31 July

Photograph of Book of Remembrance and display

Book of Remembrance Application Form (pdf, 93kb).

Unfortunately we are unable to show the Book of Remembrance online. We are hoping to provide this service in the future.


Memorial Card and Miniature Book of Remembrance

Photograph of miniature book of remembrance and memorial card

It is possible to have a copy of the inscription as it appears in the book, either in a remembrance card or miniature book. These are particularly helpful to those who are unable to visit the Hall of Remembrance.

Miniature Book/Memorial Card Application Form (pdf, 96kb).


Book of someone inscribing in the Book of Remembrance


Leather Memorial Panel

 Photograph of leather memorial panels at West Road Crematorium

These are black leather panels with gold leaf lettering mounted in wooden frames on the walls of the Hall of Remembrance. They can be single or double leather panels.

A panel may be leased for an initial period of five years with an option to renew for a further limited period. Inscription on the single panel consist of the name, with up to two additional lines of text.

Leather Memorial Panel Application Form (pdf, 78kb).

Double Leather Panel Application Form (pdf, 61kb).

Outdoor Plaques and Memorials

Bronze Memorial Plaques

Bronze memorial plaques are affixed to the memorial pillars in the Loggia Archway. Each plaque has a dark background with raised gold effect lettering and edging. A plaque will accommodate up to four lines of text, with a maximum of 80 characters permitted overall. The name will take up one full line.

The Bronze Memorial Plaques are available on a five year lease period, with an option to renew.

Bronze Memorial Plaque Application Form (pdf, 84kb).

It is not possible to lay flowers or leave floral tributes adjacent to the pillars in the Loggia Archway. Vases are provided for this purpose in the Garden of Remembrance.


Snowdrop Plaque

Photograph of a Snowdrop plaque and inscription

The Snowdrop Garden is a special remembrance garden for all children who have died, stillborn babies and for lost pregnancies. It is a place of tranquillity, where parents and families, regardless of their religious beliefs, can go to remember their children. 

Around the garden is a wooden fence on which a small plaque may be placed for an initial period of 10 years. The plaques are made of stainless steel and engraved in black lettering. 

Snowdrop Plaque Application Form (pdf, 390kb).


Granite Vase Blocks

A vase and plaque with an inscription can be leased for 5 year periods.  They are positioned in the Garden of Remembrance but it is not possible to choose the position.

Unauthorised items must not be placed in the area.

Granite Vase Block application form and terms and conditions (pdf, 4.4mb)

Granite Vase Block inscription guide (pdf, 153.6mb)


Outdoor Columbarium Vault

An outdoor vault can be leased for 10 years. They can hold up to 2 sets of cremated remains.

Outdoor Vault application forms and terms and conditions (pdf, 4.9mb).

Outdoor Vault inscription guide (pdf, 935kb).


Barbican Plaque

Photograph of Barbican Tower

The Barbican is a most welcome addition to our memorialisation at the Crematorium.  Distinct by design, the granite plaques offer the bereaved bespoke designs symbolising a personal tribute to a loved one.

Plaques can be leased for 5 or 10 years. 

Barbican application form (pdf, 140.6kb)

Barbican terms and conditions (pdf, 54.3kb)

Barbican inscription guide (pdf, 40kb)


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