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Cromer Crematorium launches virtual tour

The footage from inside the chapel will help viewers explore the facilities available at the crematorium and help familiarise themselves with the chapel layout prior to attending the service

Cromer Crematorium in North Norfolk has launched a virtual tour on its website for people who wish to view its location and facilities but are unable to visit in person.

The tour enables people to explore every corner of the site from the comfort of their own homes. This includes views of the chapel, inside and outside, as well as the grounds and some aerial visuals as well.

Cromer Crematorium, which is part of Westerleigh Group, said the footage from inside the chapel will help viewers explore the facilities available at the crematorium and help familiarise themselves with the chapel layout prior to attending the service.

Externally, the virtual tour takes a viewer to a number of crematorium’s focal points, such as a floral tribute area, the garden of remembrance, the grounds in general, the ash scattering area, the access to the site, car parking facilities, as well as the Covid-19 memorial which was installed last summer.

Rodney Clark-Ward, site manager of Cromer Crematorium, said: “The idea of the virtual tour is to help anyone who wishes to see our beautiful grounds but is unable to visit our site. This could be because the burden of their grief is too large, or they have mobility issues, health conditions or they do not live locally.

“The pandemic had such an impact on so many aspects of our lives but on the other hand, here at Cromer Crematorium it inspired us to create a virtual tour and provide assistance to anyone who is unable to come to visit our site in person in the future.”

He added: “Of course, our team will continue to be available to show anyone around our beautiful grounds in person, but if this is not an option for that person, we hope that the virtual tour will help assist in providing an opportunity to view our site, get familiar with its layout and facilities and, if required, provide additional reassurance of our high standards of care.”

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