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West Suffolk Crematorium in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, offers ashes vinyl pressing with new service





A Suffolk crematorium is offering people a bespoke service to have ashes of a loved one pressed into a vinyl record.

West Suffolk Cemetery and Crematorium in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, and Yorkshire-based music producer and music label owner Jason Leach’s company And Vinyly are offering the service.

The Westerleigh Group site, which can also arrange to scatter loved one’s ashes into space, can now make 7” and 12” records which could include personal messages such as voicemails or conversations with the loved ones or someone’s own soundtrack.

Jason Leach with Matthew Brook from West Suffolk Cemetery and Crematorium and an example of one of the vinyls. Picture submitted
Jason Leach with Matthew Brook from West Suffolk Cemetery and Crematorium and an example of one of the vinyls. Picture submitted

Claire Butcher, the cemetery and crematorium manager, said: “We are always looking to expand the range of memorial options available to the bereaved in order to give them the widest possible choice and help them to create uniquely personal memorials for their loved ones.

“What you receive is a real playable vinyl record containing around 18 minutes of audio on each side, along with a small amount of the ashes.

“And it is not only music that can form the soundtrack, many people choose to include recordings of special occasions or conversations with their loved one on the vinyl.

“The process enables people to design their own sleeve and label artwork too, if they wish, using templates provided by And Vinyly.”

To find out more about the vinyl pressings, go to the West Suffolk Cemetery and crematorium website.