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Enjoy an unusual day out in Staffordshire

If you’re looking for an unusual day out this summer then we might have just the thing.

Stafford Crematorium is hosting an open day in July for people to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on.

It’s not the obvious choice for a day out but it’s certainly an opportunity to take a look at what takes place.

A guided tour will include the chance to get up close to the cremator and a demonstration of how the process works. A horse drawn hearse will also be there on the day. 

Expert staff will be available to talk about grave-digging, memorial safety, and eco-friendly funerals, and there will be calligraphy demonstrations. Refreshments will be available throughout the day from the onsite tea shop Hearts & Flowers.

The Tixall Road site hasn’t thrown open its doors for such an event since 2019 due to the pandemic.

The open day runs from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 2.  

Councillor Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “An open day at a crematorium may not be at the top of most people’s choice of day out – but it is interesting and informative, and provides the opportunity to find out more, as well as ask questions about the many services we provide, without the emotional grief associated with losing a loved one. 

“The feedback we have received from visitors attending previous open days has been very positive and many have said it has helped dispel myths they have had about cremation and burial services.” 

The Council-run crematorium last held an open day in 2019 which attracted more than 200 visitors.  


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