Apply for a memorial following a cremation

There are a number of ways to remember a loved one at Anfield and Springwood crematoria.

If you would like help with any of the options listed below, please contact us.

Memorial options

An entry in the book of remembrance

This is a way to remember a loved one with no renewal fees. Available at both Anfield and Springwood crematoria. Each book entry is hand written in a traditional script. You can also add a hand-painted motif, such as a flower or a shield.

In addition, you can reserve a space in the book for use in the future.

Viewing the book of remembrance

You can view the books of remembrance in person during crematoria opening hours. Due to the delicate nature of the vellum paper, pages are turned daily, and you do not need an appointment to view the current day. If you wish to view a particular entry, you will need to book an appointment, available weekdays 9.30am to 3.30pm.

You can also view existing book entries online below. Please note that entries into the electronic book may take up to 12 months to be displayed online. The online entries may not be suitable for users of assistive technology as they are scanned copies of original handwritten entries.

A memorial rose bush and plaque

Place a plaque next to an existing rose bush, or a newly planted one where space allows, at either Anfield or Springwood crematoria for a five-year period. Each plaque has space for 80 letters engraved in black on gold. If a rose bush dies before the end of the five years, we will replace it free of charge.

You can renew the plaque at the end of the five years but if you decide not to, we will remove it to make space for others to remember a loved one.

A memorial plaque

Choose a wall-mounted plaque engraved in a gold finish at either Anfield or Springwood crematoria. You can also add decorative motif or photograph. We can display the plaque for a five-year period either:

  • in the book of remembrance room or
  • on the wall in the garden of remembrance

You can renew the plaque after five years but if you decide not to, we will remove it to make space for others.

A niche in the colonnade wall at Anfield 

We place the remains in a wooden casket and seal it with an inscribed plaque in a niche on the colonnade wall. If you would like to be present to witness us do this, we can arrange for you to do so.

The niche can be used for a five or ten-year period. After that, you can renew the agreement or collect the cremated remains within three months.

If no-one collects the remains after three months, we will scatter them in our garden of remembrance.

A plaque on the memorial wall in the baby garden at Springwood

Place a plaque on the memorial wall in the baby garden at Springwood crematorium. Each plaque has lettering in a gold finish and you can add a decorative motif or photograph.

You can renew the plaque at the end five years but if you decide not to, we will remove it and return it to you if you ask us to.

How much?

How to apply

Use the application forms below and return them to us at cemeteries​and​crematoria​@liverpool.gov.uk.

Please read our terms and conditions and our privacy notice which explains how we store and process your data.

How to renew a memorial

We will contact you when the period you chose to purchase memorial for is at an end and ask you to renew or remove it.