Trafford Council to put on special open day at Crematorium

Bereavement… It can be a very difficult time and an equally difficult subject matter to talk about.
To assist in breaking the taboo, Trafford Council believes it is helpful to give people the opportunity to come together to share views and to see what goes on behind the scenes in your local crematorium and cemetery.

Trafford Bereavement Services has therefore organised an open day at Altrincham Crematorium and Dunham Lawn Cemetery on Sunday, 23rd June, between 10.30am and 3pm.

David Jennings, Trafford Council’s Bereavement Services Manager, said:

The open day is designed to help people who want to know more about burials and cremations and to provide an opportunity for people to share their experiences. We will also try and answer queries people have and provide guidance. In addition we are creating a “Friends of Altrincham Crematorium and Dunham Lawn Cemetery ” and information will be available on how to join us in this venture.”

The day will provide an opportunity for people to meet the Bereavement Services team and other organisations and services connected with the provision of funerals and memorials.  

 There will be tours of the crematorium and a number of exhibits and activities including calligraphy demonstrations, memorialisation and jewellery stalls.

 To find out more, please contact the Trafford Bereavement Services team on 0161 912 1515 or email

Posted on Friday 24th May 2019