Members of the public will be able to go beyond the curtain and look behind the scenes at an open day at Wealden Crematorium this month (September).
The Wealden District Council-run facility is opening its doors on Saturday 18 September between 11am-3pm.
Opened in 2019, the crematorium in Horam is set within 30 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds surrounded by wildflower meadows and woodland.
In addition to the crematorium – which has a ceremony hall that can seat more than 120 mourners, car parking for around 160 vehicles, services which can be relayed outside under cover via screens and speakers and webcast facilities – there are Gardens of Remembrance, vaults where ashes can rest peacefully and other memorials.
Since opening, more than 1,700 cremations have been held at the venue as more people choose the tranquil setting Wealden Crematorium offers rather than the increasingly busy crematoriums in neighbouring towns outside the district.
Wealden District Council’s community and public health portfolio holder Councillor Philip Lunn said the open day would give people a great opportunity to look around the venue.
He said, “We are extremely proud of our beautiful crematorium and the open day will allow people to go behind the curtain.
“Talking about death is still very much taboo for many but the open day will enable people to look around in a relaxed and informal way and ask our friendly team any questions they may have.”
For more information on Wealden Crematorium visit www.wealdencrematorium.co.uk