Memorials are available to purchase to help people remember and commemorate a person’s life this can be a very difficult time for families to choose the appropriate tribute. Cemetery staff will be…

Memorials are available to purchase to help people remember and commemorate a person’s life this can be a very difficult time for families to choose the appropriate tribute. Cemetery staff will be very happy to guide you through the choices available.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of remembrance is situated at the Crematorium to the left of the chapel. The Book can be viewed externally through the window around the side of the office entrance any time during opening hours It is a permanent but inexpensive way to record & remember your loved ones on the day of the families choice.

The book comprises of four volumes which are inscribed by a professional calligrapher the entries can be 2 or 5 and 8 lines with an emblem.

The book is also available to view on line any day of the year

Wall Plaques

These are Cast Bronze 6” x 4 “plaques and are an ideal memorial for families to visit when there isn’t a grave. With a suitable inscription and an attached flower clip the small memento is easily accessed in Dalton and Barrow Cemeteries.

All new plaques are on a ten or twenty year lease.

The cemetery office will contact you to see if you wish to renew when the lease is about to expire, it would be helpful if you could keep your contact details current.

If you do not wish to continue with the lease the plaque will be removed and retained for three years where it will then be recycled.

Memorial Seats

Memorial seats are available to purchase with a suitable inscription. In order to regulate the size, type and standard of Bench it was decided that they can only be purchased through the cemetery office as of December 2009.

As of 2022 the Council have an updated policy for Memorial Benches within the Borough this applies to all Council owned land.

Westmorland and Furness Council now have a policy for the Purchase, installation and maintenance of all new Memorial Benches on Council land and cemeteries, approved by executive committee on the 11th of November 2021.

Although the policy applies to the instillation of all new memorial benches where existing benches are deemed past their life span, they will be removed, and the new policy will apply.

Enquires to purchase and lease a memorial bench are done through the cemetery office via email.

The benches will be on a lease for 5 years and will be a standard 4ft Recycled plastic bench provided by the authority at a cost of £680.00. Unfortunately, no unique designs will be allowed and the painting of them is prohibited.

A Perspex plaque will be provided with wording of your choice or benches can be engraved on the back rest. This is limited to a Maximum of 70 Letters.

At the end of the 5 years, you will have the option to renew or remove your bench – please inform the cemetery office via email if you change your address.

The Council reserve the right to repair or remove the benches as necessary should they fall into disrepair or damaged during this period.

Under normal usage they should need minimal maintenance all repairs and maintenance will be undertaken by the Council. Liability cannot be accepted for theft or vandalism.

Please download the application form and policy.

The form will be submitted to the cemetery staff to confirm or discuss your application.

On agreement, full payment will be requested, and the bench will be ordered.

The cemetery office will ensure that a letter sent by Post or email to notify you of the instillation.

The Seat Location will have to be approved by the Manager and must not infringe on other graves or memorials please be aware they are limited in certain areas of the cemetery depending on how many seats have already been placed.

The Seat will be on a five year lease, they will be inspected annually making sure that they are suitable for use after this period the family will have a choice to renew or remove the bench from the cemetery.

The cemetery office reserve the right to remove seats that should fall into disrepair at any time and the family must sign an application form agreeing to this Policy.