Deaths of babies
At Northern (Bulwell) and Southern (Wilford Hill) cemeteries, there are special areas set aside for babies.
Designed in consultation with the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS), the Nottinghamshire Bereavement Trust, Chaplaincies of the University and City Hospitals and the Kings Mill Centre for Healthcare Services, the gardens aim to provide peaceful place for remembrance and contemplation.
Burials take place in small plots and cremated remains can be scattered on lawns close to a memorial set aside in a special area in remembrance of all the babies that have been buried or cremated. Small memorials may be erected on the burial plots in keeping with the design of the section and at the Southern Cemetery (Wilford Hill), a Memorial Column is situated in the babies' garden where a black granite plaque may be fixed, with or without a motif, which provides an attractive memorial tribute.
A Babies Book of Remembrance is also provided at both the Northern and Southern Cemeteries to enable an inexpensive, yet permanent, memorial to be made. A page is provided for every day of the year and the book will be open at the appropriate page each day. Arrangements may be made directly at the relevant Cemetery office to view pages for days not displayed at the time of a visit.
Memorial cards are available to provide a replica of the entry in the Book of Remembrance which are suitable to send to distant relatives or friends or as a keepsake if a regular visit to the Cemetery is not possible.