2 Helping you to create a lasting memorial For centuries people have created memorials to remember their loved ones. A memorial provides us with a focus for our personal memories – a place to visit, lay flowers and reflect on happy times. This brochure takes you through the different options for burial and cremation memorials to help you choose the most appropriate memorial for your loved one. Our experienced craftsmen design and prepare memorials ensuring the highest quality in their finished work. The skill of our stonemasons is not limited to what you see in this brochure. If there is a memorial that you would like, which isn’t featured in this brochure, we will be happy to check if our masons can produce it for you. You may like to take this brochure away and choose a memorial with your family and friends. We are available to discuss your requirements with you and to help you with your decision – you will find our address and telephone number on the back of this brochure. Designs and Inscriptions If you choose a design for a memorial the size and position of the design, as well as the size of the memorial will determine the number of inscriptions that can be engraved. Our lettercutters will decide upon the best position for a design and inscription, unless you choose otherwise. Regulations There are many regulations governing the type of memorials that can be erected in a churchyard or cemetery. For example, in some areas you cannot have kerbing around the grave space and in churchyards, granite, marble, ‘open books’, crosses and gilded letters are not usually permitted. The size of a memorial is generally governed by the appropriate burial authority. Please allow us to check these regulations for you before you make your final choice. Trade Descriptions Act As the materials are natural stone, the colour can vary slightly from those shown. Every effort is made to select only the best materials of monumental quality. Prices For prices, please refer to the accompanying price list. Additional Inscriptions and Memorial Cleaning At The Co-operative Funeralcare, we can add additional inscriptions on to existing memorials and we also offer a cleaning service. Please ask for further information about these services. You may also find some of our other brochures useful, including our floral brochure which features a wide range of high-quality floral tributes and ‘Your guide to funeral care’, a helpful and informative guide to arranging a funeral and what to do at the time of bereavement.
Material colour chart Black granite Visag blue granite Tropical green granite Matt Star galaxy granite Dark grey granite Blue pearl granite Balmoral granite Marble Purbeck Portland Yorkstone Light grey granite Red granite Nabresina As our materials are natural stone, the colour can vary slightly from those shown above. 3