‘Post box to Heaven’ unveiled at Norse Road Crematorium

Image: Bedford Borough Council

Bedford’s Norse Road Crematorium has unveiled a ‘Post box to Heaven’ for relatives and friends to ‘post’ letters to departed loved ones

Inspired by the touching story of a grieving nine-year-old in Nottingham who first came up with the idea, Bedford Borough Council received several requests from residents for a similar post box.

The special box provides an opportunity for people to post letters or cards to a loved one they’ve lost.

Designed to offer solace and support to those navigating the grieving process, the initiative acknowledges the diverse ways people express their emotions and seeks to provide a tangible and personal outlet for remembrance.

The ‘Post box to Heaven’ was installed on Tuesday, 28 November and can be found located on one of the columns of the porch at the main office at Norse Road Crematorium.

Letters to Heaven Norse Road
Image: Bedford Borough Council

It is adjacent to a bench that overlooks the crematorium, which provides a serene space for individuals to sit, reflect, and remember their loved ones after they have posted their letter.

Councillor Phillippa Martin-Moran-Bryant, portfolio holder for community safety, regulatory services, and housing, said: “The Post box to Heaven is a touching and innovative way to help people cope with loss.

“It provides a physical outlet for emotions, allowing individuals to express their feelings and remember their loved ones in a personal and heartfelt manner.”

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