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Cemetery of the Week #112: Golders Green Crematorium

Golders Green Crematorium aka Golders Green Memorial Gardens Hoop Lane, off the Finchley Road London, England NW11 7NL Telephone: +44 20 8455 2374 Founded: 1902 Size: 12 acres Number of cremations performed: 323,500+ Open: Winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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Committed to Flame: A Brief History of Cremation in the United States

Cremation is an ancient way of honoring the dead. Aborigines in Australia cremated their loved ones 20,000 years ago. Bronze Age Scandinavians, Iron Age Palestinians, as well as the Babylonians and Greeks practiced cremation. The Romans burned their dead on … Continue reading

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Burning Desire: Cremation Tour by the Neptune Society

The Neptune Society was founded in 1973 to provide low cost, no-frills cremations in Northern California. They’ve expanded their mission to include the sale of coffins, embalming if requested, open or closed casket funerals in small private chapels, and scattering … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #56: Chapel of the Chimes

Chapel of the Chimes Also known as California Memorial Crematorium and Columbarium 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California 94611 Telephone: 510-654-0123 Founded: 1909 Size: One and a half city blocks Number of burials/inurnments: more than 200,000 Open: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #30: the San Francisco Columbarium

Neptune Society Columbarium 1 Loraine Court San Francisco, CA 94118-4216 Telephone: (415) 771-0717 Founded: 1898 Years of Use: 1898 – present Number of interments: 8500 or so Open: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 … Continue reading

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