Birmingham City Council

Bereavement Memorialisation Options

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Grave Markers

Grave Markers





Used as a tempory grave marker for a period of upto 24 months or until a permentant memorial has been errected.

These are available in either Gold or Silver and includes a motif if required. A coloured photograph may be included at an extra charge.



Grave Tending
Always Remembered Grave Tending is available in four different options.
This charge is for a period of 12 months and can be renewed each year.

Option 1(Lawn type graves)
Removal of all dead plants, flowers and old decorations
Light wash of the headstone or memorial each year to remove any surface moss, algae, and dirt or bird droppings.
Thorough wash out of memorial pot liners.
Supply an arrangement of flowers for a special anniversary of your choice or the placement of a holly wreath at Christmas.

Option 2(Lawn type graves)
As above, plus:
Edging up and tidying around the headstone
Planting of a small garden in front of the headstone up to 18" with seasonal plants.

Option 3(Traditional type graves)
Removal of all dead plants, flowers and old decorations
Light wash of the headstone or memorial each year to remove any surface moss, algae, and dirt or bird droppings.
Thorough wash out of memorial pot liners.
Supply an arrangement of flowers for a special anniversary of your choice or the placement of a holly wreath at Christmas.

Option 4(Traditional type graves)
As above, plus:
Weeding of the grave and spring and autumn planting of the grave space.


Ashes Caskets are provided for the burial of Cremated Remains. The price includes the name plate of upto 4 lines of inscription and a mofif if required. Caskets are available in two different designs.

Balmoral Casket

Ashes Casket - Sandringham











Windsor Casket

Ashes Casket - Hever














Granite Memorial Seat Plaques

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Memorial Wooden Bench

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Memorial Benches are available as a standard 6 foot which includes a two line inscription of upto 50 characters per line, flower containers and fixing.

It is important to check with the office the location you would like the bench placed before submitting your order.



Wall Plaques

Wall Plaques










These are available as a single plaque or a double wall plaque in remembrance of two loved ones.

Three different colour options are available.
Green: This predominantly green plaque is flecked with complimenting colours and inscribed and inlaid with gold coloured enamel.

Rust: This plaque has a rust coloured background with flecks of black and silver, which is inscribed and inlaid with gold coloured enamel.

Blue Pearl: As the name suggests, this plaque is predominantly dark blue with flecks of lighter blue and silver and is inscribed and inlaid with gold coloured enamel.

Motifs may also be included on your wall plaque. For a selection of motifs please see our sample sheet - further options are available including sports, hobbies, flowers - please ask a member of staff for further details.

Photographic Minatures can be fixed to the wall plaque in place of the motif (an extra charge is applied for photographic minatures - please see price list). It is necessary for the applicant to supply a good quality photograph of the deceased. The size of the supplied photograph is not important as the image can be enlarged or reduced accordingly.



Octagonal Planters

Memorial octagonal Planter plaques are leased for a period of ten years and may be available for renewal at the end of the term although this cannot be guaranteed.

Plaques are of rust granite only and the lettering is gold. A granite planter with vases at the base of each of the eight faces for the placement of flowers. Familiar names / terms of affection are permitted only if approved by cemetery staff.


Octagonal Sundial Plaque (public graves)
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Memorial Kerbs
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Memorial Kerbs border the pathways on the terraced gardens. The memorial consists of a permanently fixed kerb base into which is set a commemorative plaque.

The plaque allows for a single inscription consisting of up to eight lines including the name of the deceased and an inscription normally including the year of birth and the year of death.

The kerb plaque is provided with an engraved motif, please see our motif page for a few samples. Alternatively the kerb plaque can be supplied with an oval ceramic photographic miniature displaying a portrait of the deceased. An extra charge is applied for the use of a photograph miniature. Please see Wall Plaques for further details on the photograph miniature.

The Memorial Kerb base has also been designed to accept a flower holder, enabling visitors to remember a loved one with flowers in the traditional way.

These plaques are also available in three different colours: Green, Rust and Blue Pearl - please see Wall Plaques for further details on these colours.


Floral Display Vase
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Boutonniere Plaque

Boutonierre Plaques are manufactured to the highest standard each plaque is individually crafted and supplied with dedicated posy holder creating a unique and enduring tribute to a loved one.

Boutonierre Plaques can be further enhanced with decorative motifs, symbols and ceramic plates.

Plaques are offered in the following styles:
Text Only
Text with engraved motif or symbold
Text with engraved motif in hand painted finish
Text with ceramic portrait (photograph)

An oval ceramic photographic miniature displaying a head and shoulders portrait of the deceased can be incorporated into the plaque if desired. It will be necessary for the applicant to supply a good quality photograph, if this option is required.

Nick names / pet names / terms of affection are permitted only if approved by cemetery staff.



Kerbstone - Red Granite
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Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is on display in the memorial room at the crematorium - or in the reception area of Kings Norton Cemetery. It provides a lasting record and a simple but dignified memorial. The crematorium Books are bound in finest quality natural calf vellum, richly tooled in gold and emblazoned with the City coat of arms.

A page is provided for each day of the year. The book is housed in a protective cabinet and is opened each day at the page displaying the current date so that entries may be seen on each anniversary date for many years to come.

Once the book is filled it will be preserved and will always be available for reference at the crematorium.

Inscriptions can consist of either 2,5 or 8 line entries.
Motifs are also available with a 5 or 8 line entry (excluding Kings Norton Cemetery Book of Remembrance).


Book of Remembrance Wall Plaque
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Pergola Plaque
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Posy Vase
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Arboria Plaques
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For prices on all of our memorialisation schemes please refer to our memorial fees and charges page.