Displayed in their own room within the crematorium building, the Books are in four volumes, each covering three months of the year, and are hand made throughout using traditional bookbinding techniques.
The vellum bindings bear the Borough coat of arms hand painted in full colour, and is richly embellished with gold leaf tooling and semi-precious stones.
Two pages are allocated to each day of the year and the Books are displayed open at the appropriate day within a protective glass cabinet so that each entry can be seen on each anniversary.
The memorial entries are carefully inscribed by highly skilled craftsmen with the wording of your choice, under either the date of death or other date you may request.
The first line, decorated with a red painted square and a gold-tooled capital consists of the surname and first names together with any title or decoration. Following lines are for dates as required and wording of your choice. A minimum entry is of two lines, then five or eight lines.
With entries of five or more lines a hand-painted emblem may be included. This could be a floral emblem, animals or birds, badges of societies and organisations, regimental badges, crests and coats of arms. All emblems are individually designed and hand painted, each is a unique piece of artwork.
Copies of inscriptions in the Books of Remembrance can be made as a personal momento for friends and relatives in the form of Memorial Cards or Miniature Books of Remembrance.
The folded Memorial Card (119x168mm) is provided in a protective wallet and contains an exact copy of the original entry.
Miniature Book of Remembrance
The Miniature Book of Remembrance (203x152mm) has a full binding in simulated white vellum. The cover is blocked in gold to represent the actual volume and contains high quality paper pages on which a copy of the entry is penned onto the centre page.
The miniature book can be inscribed with further entries and comes in a protective presentation box.
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