People can find out more about what goes on at Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium at an open day shortly.

Members of the public will be invited to look behind the scenes and speak to staff who work at the crematorium, on Underhill Lane, Bushbury, at the event on Saturday 21 September, 2013, from 10am to 4pm.

Councillor John Reynolds, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for City Services, said: "Going to an open day at a crematorium may seem an unusual thing to do, but I am sure the public will find this both fascinating and informative, giving them the chance to ask questions and find out more about the services it provides.

"Very often the first time someone will need to go to Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium is for the funeral of loved one, so they may not be sure what happens there. We hope the open day will give an interesting insight into the work of the crematorium and remove any mystery that surrounds the service."

The open day is not just a chance to go behind the scenes, but also to find out about alternatives to cremation such as eco-friendly burials and to see the wide range of memorials that people can choose for friends or relatives.

Guided tours of the crematorium will take place at regular intervals from 10am to 3.30pm, while a panel of experts, including funeral directors and florists, will be on hand to answer any questions.

For more information about Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium, please call 01902 556070.

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  • released: Monday 9 September, 2013