It’s not a grave day out at Stafford Crematorium 

    16/05/2022


    Stafford Crematorium

    Residents and visitors are being invited to an open day with a difference - at Stafford crematorium. 

    People looking for an unusual day out in July will be able to get a behind the scenes look at the borough council-run cemetery and crematorium on the town’s Tixall Road. 

    The open day is making a return for the first time since 2019 and will take place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 2 July.  

    A guided tour will include the chance to get up close to the cremator and a demonstration of how the process works. A horse drawn hearse will also be there on the day. 

    Expert staff will be available to talk about grave-digging, memorial safety, and eco-friendly funerals - and there will be calligraphy demonstrations. Refreshments will be available throughout the day from the onsite tea shop “Hearts & Flowers.” 

    Councillor Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “An open day at a crematorium may not be at the top of most people’s choice of day out - but it is interesting and informative, and provides the opportunity to find out more, as well as ask questions about the many services we provide, without the emotional grief associated with losing a loved one. 

    “The feedback we have received from visitors attending previous open days has been very positive and many have said it has helped dispel myths they have had about cremation and burial services.” 

    The Council-run crematorium last held an open day in 2019 which attracted more than 200 visitors.  

    For details about the crematorium go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/bereavement 

    And leaflets with more information about the crematorium are also available from the Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford or contact the Bereavement Services on 01785 242594. 

    Press Release No 5898

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