Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is available to view at Park Wood Crematorium:
- Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm
- Friday 8.30am to 4pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.15am to 3.45pm.
Entries can be put in the Book of Remembrance in two, five, or eight-lines. Floral or badge emblems are available with five or eight-line entries.
For the online version, see: Online Book of Remembrance for Park Wood Crematorium .
For prices, or order forms to make an entry in the Book of Remembrance, please read: Memorial Brochure [PDF 5666KB] .
Memorials at Park Wood Crematorium are in an areas designed to provide an attractive, landscaped, garden of remembrance.
Memorabilia is allowed within the grounds of the crematorium. These will be removed without notice, if they are deemed to affect the aesthetic ambience of the gardens of remembrance.
Options available for the final resting place of cremated remains
Gardens of Remembrance
After cremation, there are a number of options for families who are unsure about the final resting place for remains.
At Park Wood Crematorium, the cremated remains can be strewn in the Gardens of Remembrance by our staff. We have seasonal locations for the strewing of cremated remains. These are recorded in our statutory records for the purpose of future reference. An appointment can be made for the family to attend while the cremated remains are strewn. There are no more charges for this service, provided the cremation was undertaken at Park Wood.
Burial of cremated remains
Do you want to cremate remains to be interred, not strewn? If so, garden of remembrance plots can be bought, with a brass or granite plaque. These hold up to two caskets each. They are available at Brighouse, Rastrick, Clifton or Stoney Royd cemeteries. Alternatively, a half grave space can be purchased at any Calderdale cemetery.
Ash vaults are soon to be made available in Brighouse, Rastrick, Elland, Clifton and Stoney Royd cemeteries. This is an alternative to being buried below ground.
For advice, or fees involved in purchasing the exclusive right of burial in a grave space, please: Contact Bereavement Services .
Your funeral director will advise you on your options. You may wish to collect cremated remains for private disposal, or you may require more time to make a decision.
Keeping your crematorium clean and safe
People choose to remember their loved ones in different ways, which includes putting mementoes on gravesides. However, in recent years this has increased and raised a number of concerns including:
- items being stolen or broken;
- complaints about accessibility and safety;
- and items getting scattered over cemeteries by animals or wind, making them untidy and unsafe.
We are working to ensure that we keep our spaces clean and tidy for everyone to visit their loved ones.
Most of the memorials at Park Wood Crematorium come with a flower vase for floral tributes. Extra vases, plastic ornaments, solar lights etc are not encouraged. If you choose to leave them, please be aware that they may be removed without notice at any time. No glass items are allowed. Any items found to be broken, decayed or not in keeping with the surroundings, will be removed. Park Wood Crematorium cannot accept liability for any damage or theft of additional items that are left. All items are left at your own risk.
Memorial crosses for Remembrance Day will be allowed to stay until two weeks after the event.
Christmas wreaths etc, will be allowed to stay until 31st January. If there is a problem, talk to staff during your visit who will be happy to help.