Memorial ideas in Bradford

How to remember your loved one in Bradford.

Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial bench in Scholemoor Cemetery’s Garden of Remembrance, place a plaque at one of Bradford’s cemeteries, or dedicate a tree to your loved one and remember them in the way that’s right for you.

Remembering your loved one in Bradford 

When a loved one dies and chooses to have their ashes scattered, their family and friends may want to designate a space in their memory to visit instead of a grave. 

A memorial, such as a dedicated tree or bench, can be a meaningful way to remember your loved one. It can give you a spot to visit and think about your loved one in an area that was significant to them, such as the town where they grew up or their favourite spot in the park. 

In Bradford, there are several ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including their own tree in the Yorkshire Dales, a bench or a plaque at one of the cemeteries in Bradford. 

Find your funeral director in Bradford who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial. 

Memorialisation is the process of preserving memories of the person who’s died

This could be displaying a memorial plaque, scattering their ashes in a special place or having a bench created in their memory. 

Memorial Benches 

Dedicate a bench in Bradford to your loved one. These benches can be placed in local cemeteries, depending on their capacity—you can check with Bradford council to see where they have space. Choose from a private granite bench, which has room for three plaques, or a shared granite bench, with space for ten plaques.

The price varies depending on the number of plaques and the type of bench you’d like, so be sure to ask the council for more information. 

The benches can be a quiet place to sit and remember your loved one. They are often placed around the cemetery looking out at the panoramic views so you can be sure to enjoy a moment of reflection at a calm place to remember your loved one. 

Memorial Trees

Dedicate a memorial tree to your loved one in a new broadleaf woodland in the Yorkshire Dales. You can plant it and then watch it grow and mature over the years. This memorial is a unique way to commemorate your loved one and is the perfect memorial for those that enjoyed the Yorkshire Dales or nature. 

Dedicating a tree to your loved one can be affordable, and can be arranged online or over the phone. Be aware that the tree will not come with a plaque to identify it, but you can search the tree dedication register to find the tree planted in your loved one’s memory. 

A memorial tree in your loved one’s name would be a lovely way to remember your loved one.

Memorial Plaques

Bradford Council has a range of plaques on a ten-year lease that you can dedicate to your loved one. All plaques can be renewed at the expiry date too, allowing you to keep the plaque for as long as you like. 

If you’d like to see your loved one’s name or have somewhere to visit and remember them, then these plaques would be a great option. They are available in Bradford’s cemeteries, but be sure to check the availability with the council. 

Choose from a pedestal plaque, which is a cream metal plaque with an inscription for one person placed on a pedestal in the cemetery, or a tower plaque, which features black granite and silver lettering, and has space for inscriptions for two people. There is also the option of placing a curb plaque at Nab Wood and Oakworth cemetery which feature space for two people. 

At Scholemoor Cemetery, you can place a wall plaque that has space for one person, or a curbside plaque in the Garden of Remembrance, that comes with enough space for two people. 

Here, you can add the name of your loved one, their date of birth or death, or a meaningful quote. Contact the council directly for more information. 

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