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A space for reflection at Boston Crematorium

A new piece of glass artwork has been unveiled at Boston Crematorium by the Mayor of Boston, Cllr Richard Austin and Mary Wright, a member of the Witham East Neighbourhood Action Group.

As part of Transported's 'On Your Doorstep' scheme, the area in front of the Crematorium was nominated for some artwork by the Witham East Neighbourhood Action Group.  

Glass artist, Alex Blakey of Alx Creations was selected to produce a piece called Eternal Memories. There were consultations and workshop events both publicly and in schools to allow locals and those who visit the site the opportunity to become involved - exploring the themes of memories and loss as well as Boston itself.  

The aim of the piece is to provide a space for reflection, contemplation and grieving. The work will allow visitors to the crematorium to gain a glimpse into the lives of other local people and reflect upon their own memories.

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The Mayor of Boston, Cllr Richard Austin, artist, Alex Blakey and Mary Wright

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Witham East Neighbourhood Action Group admire the creation. Back row: Ernie Napier, Neville Dodd, chairman Rodney Bowles, Maurice Tomkins. Front row: Shirley Riggall, Gladys Horton, secretary Shirley Richardson, treasurer Michael Horton and Mary Wright