Nov 02, 2021      < Back to blog menu

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.

Unveiling of plaque at Thornhill North Cemetery in Cardiff
Cardiff Councillor Huw Thomas and Councillor Michael Michael revealing plaque at Thornhill North Cemetery
Unveiling of plaque at Thornhill North Cemetery in Cardiff
People gather at Thornhill North Cemetery in Cardiff during unveiling of plaque

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.

Black granite plaque with gold lettering on Welsh slate boulder

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.

Plaque on display at Thornhill North Cemetery in Cardiff
Welsh Slate Boulder with black granite plaque at Thornhill North Cemetery in Cardiff

If you are looking to commemorate a special occasion or would like to discuss the bespoke signage we are able to design and create here at Stone Sign Co, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today so that we can work together and help bring your vision to life.