Why have an entry in the Book?

The Book of Remembrance provides a perpetual record and memorial. Day by day the Book lies open in the Hall of Remembrance, a page a day for each day of the year. Entries may be viewed on the anniversary date you have requested on the order form.

This is the only permanent memorial available.

There are volumes for each quarter of the year. Each leaf of the Books is made of the finest hand made parchment. Even when full, the books will still be kept permanently in the Hall of Remembrance.

Entries may consist of two, five or eight lines. Entries consisting of five or eight lines can also include a coat of arms, regimental badge, floral emblem or a memento of your choice at a small additional cost, the crematorium will be happy to advise you.

Replicas containing a copy of the entry, to actual size inscribed in the Book of Remembrance, can be supplied. The replicas will serve the two fold purpose of providing a means whereby distant relatives, or those who are unable to visit the Crematorium may see a copy of the entry in the Book; or the need of those relatives who wish to keep some permanent reminder of the wording. The replicas are in two types:

Type A – Memorial card, with inscription and space where a photograph could be placed.

Type C – Miniature Book, Stiff Covered, containing photographs of the Chapels and Gardens; and the inscription.

Replicas either with or without badges, floral emblems etc can be supplied. Please refer to our current
price list for details of charges.

The Book of Remembrance can be viewed online at https://croydon.bookofremembrance.uk

Viewing the Book

Access to the Book of Remembrance room is provided 365 days of the year. Please check the Contact page for the hours open.

If you visit on a day other than the anniversary that you have chosen, you will need to ask for a member of staff to assist you. Someone is always available to help you on weekdays.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW YOUR INSCRIPTION: This is because the books are taken off the premises for the purpose of inscribing and book scanning.

Order process

If you would like to order an inscription in The Book of Remembrance, download and print off the application form and send it back to us with the correct payment.

Download the Book of Remembrance application form [PDF / 152 KB]


From 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

Book of Remembrance

Book of Remembrance – Two line inscription£
Book of Remembrance – Five line inscription£
Book of Remembrance – Eight line inscription£
Book of Remembrance – Five line inscription with an illustration£
Book of Remembrance – Eight line inscription with an illustration£
Book of Remembrance – Design£

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