14 April 2024

Crematorium to hold free open day

People are being invited to a free open day at the Lelley Fields Crematorium at Preston.

The venue will open its doors on Saturday, October 21, from 9am to 1pm, to give residents a behind-the-scenes look at the East Riding’s newest crematorium.

Lelley Fields, off Sproatley Road, near Preston, opened in February.

It is the first new crematorium to be built in the East Riding since 1998 and the first to be operated by East Riding Council.

Visitors will be able to meet the team and ask questions, explore the building, wander around its landscaped gardens and grounds, see the artwork, learn more about the cremation process and enjoy free refreshments in a welcoming atmosphere.

Christine Walker-Kelley, manager of Lelley Fields Crematorium, said her staff were looking forward to welcoming people from the local community and further afield.

She said: “This is a great opportunity for people to come along and see what happens behind-the-scenes at the crematorium – to see what people wouldn’t normally get to see.

“We provide a very important service for the community, we feel very honoured to do what we do, and we want to show people what a great place this is.

“We have a lovely team here. They’ll offer a warm welcome and answer any queries you have. No questions are off limits.

“People can walk around the site at their leisure, and then have a chat with us over a cup of tea if they want to.”

The open day is open to anyone and there is no need to book.