An open day at the crematorium in Stafford at the weekend proved to be popular with visitors.
Residents were able to find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Stafford Cemetery and Crematorium on Saturday (2 July).
More than 170 people attended the Stafford Borough Council run site on the town’s Tixall Road as the open day returned for the first time since 2019. The guided tours proved popular with visitors who were able to get a close-up view of the cremator and see a demonstration of how the process works.
Expert staff were available to talk about grave-digging, memorial safety, eco-friendly funerals - and there were calligraphy demonstrations.
And the general consensus from those who visited between 10am and 3pm on the day was that the experience was “very interesting” and “informative” and that they had learned a lot.
Councillor Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “It has been great to hear so much positive feedback from our visitors about the day. It may initially sound strange to be running an open day at a crematorium, but it gives people the opportunity to find out more about the service in a more relaxed atmosphere.
“And I am pleased residents found it interesting and informative and felt comfortable enough to ask our expert staff questions about the cremation process as well as the other services that we provide.
For details about the crematorium go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/bereavement
Press Release No 5922