Book of Remembrance
To commemorate those cremated at Sunderland's crematorium we have provided Books of Remembrance.
There are four volumes, one for each quarter of the year.
The books contain leaves composed of the finest sheepskin parchment, bound in calf vellum and richly tooled in gold leaf, with the cover protected by cabochons of semi-precious stones.
Two pages of each book are allocated to each day of the year and the book is displayed in the Hall of Remembrance located at Sunderland Crematorium. The book is laid open at the corresponding day, in a protective glass case, so that the memorial entries may be seen on each anniversary, 365 days a year.
Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday and Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm
Bank Holidays 12pm - 3pm
Christmas Opening times for the Book of Remembrance are:
Friday 24 December 8am - 3pm
Saturday 25 December 12pm - 3pm
Sunday 26 December 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 29 December 9am - 5pm
Thursday 30 December 9am - 5pm
Friday 31 December 9am - 5pm
Saturday 1 January 12pm - 3pm
Entries of five lines may include an emblem such as a Regimental Badge or be embellished with a delicate water colour painting which may be of significance to the family.
As loved ones may not always be able to visit the Hall of Remembrance in person on the anniversary date, an electronic Book of Remembrance is available in the hall whereby you are able to search for an entry using the month and date and view it regardless of when you visit. You can however view the Book of Remembrance online.