Thanet Crematorium is holding an open day

The restored Surf Boat Memorial

A special open day will take place at Thanet Crematorium on Monday, May 22.

Visitors can meet crematorium staff who can assist with family history searches, including the transfer of burial rights and memorial stability.

Guided tours of the crematory will also be available hourly from 11am until 2pm with the opportunity to speak to crematorium technicians.  The day will close with a short memorial service which will follow a nautical theme at 3pm.

This event follows a successful open day in 2016 which commemorated the crematorium’s 50th year, and the recent restoration of the Surfboat memorial which has been  in the crematorium for the past 117 years.

The open day runs from 11am to 3pm.

If you would like to reserve a place on a tour, please contact the crematorium office on 01843 577333 or email