Bournemouth Council

Memorials

Details of memorials available at Bournemouth Crematorium  

A memorial to your loved one can be a way to comfort and offer a place for loved ones to visit.

We offer a variety of memorials. Bereavement Services staff can show you examples of the different memorials to help you make the best choice.

Full descriptions of each option, and the terms and conditions are on the application forms.  Most memorials are leased for five years, a Sanctum Vault is for 20 years and an entry in the Book of Remembrance is permanent. When you place an order your cheque should be made payable to 'Bournemouth Borough Council'.

Books of Remembrance

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Books of remembrance provide a permanent memorial to people who have been cremated here.

The books are beautiful, with tooled dark red leather covers and high quality parchment pages. Each inscription is hand written by a calligrapher.

You can make an entry of between two and five lines (each line can be up to 30 characters). The entry always begins with the surname and first names of the deceased. You may also wish to include the year of their death. You can ask our artist to add an illustration such as a badge, spray of flowers or coat of arms. We reserve the right to amend any inscription that is too long to be written in the space provided.

The books of remembrance are displayed in the Chapel of Memory. They are placed open at the day’s date, so entries are on view every year on the anniversary requested. Opening hours for visitors are 9am to 4pm daily. Viewing at other times can also be arranged.

If you would like to place an entry in the book of remembrance, you need to complete a book of remembrance application form. Please return it to us with your payment.

We’ll get in touch once your entry has been completed so you can come and view the Book of Remembrance. 

Rose plaque

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The Garden of Remembrance at the Bournemouth Crematorium features formal rose beds, planted with a variety of different roses.

You can order a plaque to be placed against one of the roses as a beautiful living tribute.

If you would like to commission a memorial plaque, complete the rose plaque application form and return it to us with your payment.

We will get in touch when it’s ready so you can come and see it in the garden. 

Kerbstone memorial

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Kerbstones are stone blocks holding a brass-coloured tablet engraved with an inscription of your choice. They line the edge of the path through the Memorial Garden at Bournemouth Crematorium.

If you would like to commission a kerbstone plaque please complete a kerbstone memorial application form and return it to us with your payment.

We will let you know when your kerbstone memorial has been added to the garden so you can come and see it. 

Sanctum vault

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The sanctum vaults have space for two caskets. They are in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium.

Each is adorned with a polished granite plaque that will be beautifully inscribed with your words. There are some standard designs for you to choose from.

We’ll let you know when your sanctum vault is ready so you can come and see it and secure the casket or caskets inside.

If you would like to lease a sanctum vault, please complete a sanctum vault application form

Butterfly Garden plaque

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The Butterfly Garden is a special place for reflection and contemplation in memory of babies and children. You can order a memorial plaque inscribed with your personal message to be placed in the garden.

If you would like us to create a plaque, please complete a butterfly garden plaque application form and return it to us with your payment.

We’ll let you know when your plaque is ready so you can come and see it in the garden. 

Octagon planter plaque

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The Garden of Remembrance at the Bournemouth Crematorium features a large octagon shaped planter. Granite memorial plaques inscribed with personal messages of remembrance are positioned down its eight sides. The planter is planted and maintained by the Council.

If you would like to have a plaque on the octagon planter please complete an octagon planter plaque application form and return it to us with your payment.

We’ll let you know when your plaque is ready so you can come and see it in the garden. 

Woodland Glade plaque

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The Glades at the Bournemouth Crematorium features informal beds planted with a variety of trees and shrubs. You can order a personally inscribed memorial plaque to be placed at the edge of these beds.

If you would like us to create a plaque for the Glades please complete a woodland glade plaque application form and return it to us with your payment.

We'll let you know when your plaque is ready so you can come and see it in the garden.

Cremation Graves

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Cremation graves are small graves for the burial of up to four sets of ashes. They are available at the Crematorium and Wimborne Road Cemetery.

Ashes into Glass - jewellery and paperweights

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Are you looking for something special to help remember a loved one?  We have partnered with Ashes into Glass – a company specialising in transforming cremation ashes into beautiful, lasting jewellery tributes.

Ashes into Glass Jewellery is hand-crafted with meticulous care in their specialist workshops. Rings, pendants, earrings, cufflinks and memorial paperweights are available. Choose from five glass colours: blue, ruby, green, purple or black, set into silver, gold or white gold. Each item can be engraved with a personal message of up to 25 characters.

You can order your jewellery with confidence, knowing that your loved one’s ashes will be treated with the utmost care and respect: we look after the administrative side of your order, and the Ashes into Glass team will make your jewellery. You can even arrange to visit the workshops in Essex, to see your jewellery being made.

You are welcome to look at samples of the jewellery in our offices, and to talk through the ordering process with us. Contact us to find out more.

 

 

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Telephone

Bereavement Services

01202 526238

Address

Bereavement Services

Strouden Avenue
Bournemouth
BH8 9HX

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