Many people think that cremation is final: that without a gravestone those who have passed away are forgotten.
But following cremation at Mortlake a form of memorial can be provided to offer a tribute for family and friends to see and remember.
The Book of Remembrance is displayed in the Remembrance Room West and provides an everlasting memorial to those who have died.
There are four volumes, one for each quarter of the year. An opening is provided for each day of the year and the
pages are turned day by day in order that inscriptions can be viewed on the anniversary of the death.
The lettering is by hand by craftsmen on finest handmade paper. Richly bound and tooled, it offers the same
degree of permanency as the best examples of mediaeval manuscripts. The maximum number of lines is five and
each line must contain no more than thirty two letters and/or figures. It is possible to incorporate a floral motif or
badge alongside entries of five lines.
Examples: Go to mortlake.remembranceonline.co.uk and select a month and day. Once inscribed and digitised your entry will be viewable at any time you choose online using this link or via a touch-screen display at the crematorium during normal opening hours.
Each individual plaque, measuring eight inches by one and a half inches, is manufactured from bronze coloured
anodised aluminium and face engraved in lettering, filled white. The plaques are wall mounted in the East and
West Remembrance Rooms located in the cloisters. Each inscribed plaque is on permanent display for a period of
five years with the option to renew.
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