Mintlyn Crematorium at King’s Lynn opens its new floral tribute area

Mourners can now lay and view floral tributes at a new �105,000 flower court at the Mintlyn Crematorium in Bawsey.

The court was created following requests from funeral directors and bereaved families that a covered area would be a better setting to view floral tributes.

The crematorium's green oak structure with slate roof and pine-lined ceiling reflects both the original chapel and its unique woodland setting.

West Norfolk councillor Alistair Beales said: 'In recent years we have continually improved the facilities at Mintlyn to give grieving families a peaceful setting in which to say goodbye to their loved ones. The woodland gardens provide areas of quiet contemplation and the small water garden adds to the tranquil setting.

'The former floral tribute area was located on a gravel area outside the crematorium and was exposed to the elements. Funeral directors and bereaved families have been asking for improvements to this area.

'We have listened to those requests and I am pleased that we have been able to respond positively by building the new flower court. Mourners will now be able to view floral tributes in a much more pleasant environment, protected from the weather.'

The court was officially opened by West Norfolk Mayor Zipha Christopher.

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