Book of remembrance

Book Of RemembranceBooks of remembrance provide a beautiful and lasting memorial to the memory of a loved one.

The books are handmade and lettered by highly skilled craftsmen and are displayed in protective glass cabinets. The remembrance room is situated to the rear of Darlington crematorium with its picture window capturing the garden of remembrance.

Each volume contains entries for four months and a page is provided for each day of the year. Memorial entries may be viewed on each anniversary or by appointment at other times should the books be available.

Books have also been digitally photographed and can be viewed at any time on the online book of remembrance [external link]

Entries of between two and eight lines are permitted, with the first line bearing the name. In addition to floral emblems, heraldic illuminations such as coats of arms, crests and regimental badges can form part of an entry of at least five lines.

Examples are on display at the crematorium office. Staff are available at the office to help you compose suitable wording for the inscription or to select appropriate illustrations.

To ensure an entry is produced in time for display, the completed application must be received at the office not later than six months before the anniversary.

Book of remembrance prices

The Books are on display at the remembrance room at Darlington crematorium should you wish to view the original entry on the anniversary date. The room is open daily from 9am - 5pm.

Darlington Crematorium,
Carmel Road North,
Darlington,
DL3 8RY

01325 466646

Miniature books and memorial cards

Miniature book

Miniature Books and Memorial Cards are available as a personal keepsake and are very popular with those who cannot easily visit the Crematorium to see the original entry. 
The Memorial cards are gilt edged and contain a colour photograph of the original Books of Remembrance with each card inscribed individually with the verse of your choice. 
 
The Miniature Books are hand bound with a blue leather cover and gold blocked with a cross. Each page is inscribed by hand and can be returned when required for additional entries to be made. 

Triptych

Triptych

The Triptych is inspired by medieval art and is a tri-fold memorial folder with three panels which can include a hand  written inscription, digital photographs or a memento wallet for small keepsakes. 
 
The book is made from either high quality book cloth or smooth leather and comes in four different colours. An example of the Triptych can be seen at the Crematorium Office.  
 
The display features of this memorial enable the final product to be viewed in its entirety showing your choice of verse and photographs making it a truly distinctive choice.