Aberystwyth Crematorium to host 30th anniversary open day

Visitors can bring items with them to be placed in a commemorative time capsule, which will be buried at the site to be opened in another 30 years, in 2054

Aberystwyth Cemetery and Crematorium has issued an open invitation to those living in the surrounding communities to visit and help mark its 30th anniversary.

The site will be hosting a community open day on Saturday 18 May between 10am and 12 noon, which will enable visitors to tour the crematorium and its landscaped grounds, as well as the crematory, if they wish.

Visitors can also help mark the crematorium’s milestone by bringing with them items to be placed into a commemorative time capsule, which will be buried at the site ready to be opened in another 30 years, in 2054. 


Rachel Harrison, manager of Aberystwyth Crematorium, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming visitors to our site, where they can meet our friendly and supportive team and find out all about the exceptional care that we have provided to our local communities for the past 30 years.

“And of course, we hope to continue to serve local people for the next 30 years and beyond! I’m excited to see what items local people will bring to put into our time capsule.”

She added: “This open day is available to anyone, even if it’s just to look around and understand what we do because you live nearby and fortunately, haven’t yet had a need to visit us. Everyone is welcome, whatever your reason. No appointment is necessary.”

Aberystwyth Cemetery and Crematorium first opened in 1994 and was dedicated by The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend Alwyn Rice Jones.

The site was first granted planning permission for a crematorium more than 30 years before, in 1963, but this had lapsed due to funding issues. It later became part of Westerleigh Group in the 1990s.

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