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Open day @ Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park & Crematorium

PEOPLE can “look behind the curtain” at a free open day tomorrow.

On Sunday, July 11, people are welcome to an open day at Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium, on Port Road East in Barry, between 10am and 2pm.

Last year the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year it will be a largely outdoor event, giving visitors the chance to see how the industry has developed.

Penarth Times: (Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)(Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)

People will be able to tour indoors but with safety measures in place, including: a maximum of six people per tour group, face coverings, and social distancing.

Director of Community Engagement, Frank Mellack, said: “The open day is an opportunity to break down barriers, cure myths, and show our immaculate facilities.

“It’s an opportunity for local people to meet the team, see products and learn about what’s changing in the industry – there will be a banner outside saying ‘look behind the curtain’.

“It’s been a challenging time and I think the pandemic has changed things permanently – it’s brought an industry steeped in tradition into the modern era.”

Penarth Times: (Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)(Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)

The open day will give guests an opportunity to see the “lovely” outdoor area and the memorial trees, plus tour the inside.

There will also be a classic funeral vehicles display which will include an electric hearse; this reduces carbon emissions and contributes towards a greener future.

Along with a free buffet – courtesy of Wild Roots Kitchen in Cardiff – the day will include a dove release by Lovey Dovey.

Penarth Times: (Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)(Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)

The big day will also see cancer charity MacMillan presented a cheque for £190,000 from Memoria Limited which runs 11 crematoria and memorial parks across the UK including the Cardiff and Glamorgan one.

As the free open day is outdoors people do not need to book in advance, with the event from 10am to 2pm.

Penarth Times: (Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)(Picture: Memoria/Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium)

Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium opened in 2011 and offers cremation, traditional burial and natural burial in a beautiful setting.

It is located near the Wenvoe Castle Golf Club, with the postcode CF62 9PX. Parking is available.

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