A SPECIAL UNVEILING
The Unveiling of Thornhill North Cemetery
Stone Sign recently had the pleasure in designing and supplying a boulder for the unveiling of the New Cemetery for Cardiff North to officially open.
The new northern cemetery is located close to the existing Thornhill Cemetery, which is one of Cardiff’s largest cemeteries and is rapidly growing. The new site is set to provide burial space for the next 35 – 40 years, aiding to Thornhill’s existing cemetery which is rapidly running out of space.
We were contacted by Cardiff Bereavement Services, who were looking for something special to mark the opening of the new site. We have worked with Cardiff bereavement services many times before and were delighted to be working with them on the unveiling of their new site. They were looking to source a boulder, of which we were able to supply them with the perfect size and material. We selected a Welsh Slate Boulder, fitting in perfectly with the natural surroundings of the new Northern Cemetery, whilst complimenting the existing slate entrance sign at Thornhill Cemetery.
Welsh Slate Boulder, Black Granite Plaque & 23.5ct Gold Leaf Lettering
Our talented in-house designers were able to swiftly put together some designs to consider which format would be most suitable. As the boulder was to be placed in the shrub border at the new cemetery, we suggested adding an inset Black Granite plaque to draw the eye. This plaque would compliment the blue-black tones within the Welsh Slate Boulder perfectly, giving contrast to the 23.5ct gold leaf lettering, to mark the special unveiling.
Bespoke Designs to Suit Your Taste
The boulder’s face was finely rubbed, leaving it with a smooth and flush finish, allowing the oval granite plaque to rest easily on top. The granite plaque was deeply engraved and finished with gilded lettering. A scripted style font was selected to add an extra touch of elegance for the unveiling. Our designers are able to replicate any font giving you choice from hundreds of different styles, suited to your taste.