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NGOCremation Society of Great Britain
AddressThe Cremation Society of Great Britain, Brecon House (2nd Floor), 16/16a Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ.
Telephone01622 688292/3
Background InformationThe Cremation Society of Great Britain exists to promote the cremation of the dead. The Society was established by Sir Henry Thompson, whose key motive was to find a solution to the sanitary dangers of traditional burial. The Society established a crematorium in Woking, which was finally opened, following various legal challenges to cremation, in 1885. In 1902 official recognition was given to the practice, through an Act of Parliament. Source:
Year Created1874
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KeywordsDeath and bereavement.
Last Edited ByJRM at 21/08/2007 15:43:55