Choosing a memorial is not always an easy decision, and we strongly recommend that you visit us in person to help you make your selection. Our dedicated and professional staff are here to help, and will always be pleased to show you the various options available.
Book of Remembrance
At West Herts Crematorium we have a dedicated Book of Remembrance Chapel, situated on the cloisters to the rear of our two Chapels. The volumes of the Book of Remembrance provide a simple and everlasting memorial and are displayed all year round. Each Book contains a page for each day of the year and the pages are turned daily.
If you would like to add an epitaph for your loved one to the Book of Remembrance, then it is entirely your choice as to the epitaph itself and the date on which the entry should appear. You are, of course, invited to view the Book on the appropriate day each year.
If you would like to keep a copy of the epitaph at home, we can arrange for hand-inscribed copies of your entry to be purchased in the form of a Memorial Card, Folded Remembrance Card or even a Miniature Book of Remembrance.
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Our leather panels are set in mahogany frames on the walls of the Book of Remembrance Chapel, close to the Book of Remembrance, and are displayed throughout the year for a dedication period of five years.
The panels are covered in dark blue leather and hand tooled in gold leaf. Each panel bears the name of a loved one, along with a chosen inscription.
Memorial Wall Plaques
Memorial Cloister Wall Plaques are situated on the cloisters overlooking our Flower Terrace. Each plaque, with a dark aluminium finish and white lettering, can accommodate two names and an inscription. This token of remembrance remains in place for a period of five years.
Memorial Rose Bushes
Our formal gardens include many beautiful rose bushes that can be dedicated as a memorial. The dedication of a rose bush is for an initial period of five years, and you will always have the option to renew at the end of this period. The memorial is accompanied by a commemorative plaque with an inscription of your choosing. Please note that only two commemorative plaques may be placed at each memorial.
Memorial Trees and Shrubs
The woodland area of our Gardens of Remembrance features many shrubs and trees that can be dedicated in memory of a loved one. The dedication of a shrub or tree is for an initial period of ten years, and you will always have the option to renew. A commemorative plaque with an inscription of your choosing will be placed in the area that you choose. Please note that only two commemorative plaques may be placed at each memorial.
Garden Memorial and Bulb Scheme
Our Gardens of Remembrance feature a wonderful display of spring flowers each year, bringing much joy to those that see them. We are pleased to accept donations for the planting of bulbs, and find that this is a tangible way of remembering a loved one. We have planted thousands of spring bulbs over recent years, including daffodils, narcissi, bluebells and snowdrops.
To help you in the ordering and completion of memorials and inscriptions, please feel free to discuss your preferences with the staff at West Herts Crematorium.