Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities Archive
Introduction
History of the Federation
Contents
Related material - here
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-FBC
Title: Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities Archive
Dates of creation: 1920-2019, but chiefly 1970s-2010s
Extent: 8 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)
Language: English

History of the Federation

The Federation of Cremation Authorities was founded in 1923 (with its first rules approved in 1924), as part of the Cremation Society. In 1938, it was established as a separate body from the Society, with its own constitution, under the name Federation of British Cremation Authorities. The Federation has revised its constitution and membership on several occasions since then, most recently in 2006 when full membership was extended to Burial Authorities. The Federation currently (2020) represents ca.85% of cremation authorities within the UK, and advocates for the interests of burial and cremation authorities, both local authority and private sector. It also shares technical expertise for the operation of crematoria and cemeteries, sets standards through publication of two codes of practice, provides training for crematorium technicians and cemetery operatives, manages a crematorium inspection scheme, sponsors an annual conference (since 2007, jointly with the Cremation Society of Great Britain)., and is represented in other groups within the burial and cremation industry. Its quarterly journal, Resurgam, has been published since 1958. Note that this collection includes no records of the Confederation of Burial Authorities or Association of Burial Authorities, both of which are now part of the separate Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (which was itself formerly known as the Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration). Further notes on the history of the Federation are available on its website at www.fbca.org.uk
The collection includes administrative files and reports, mainly from the 1990s onwards and show the breadth of interest of the organisation. The Executive Committee Reports from 1946- 2019 are held but the survival of the Executive Committee minutes and sub comittee minutes are less complete. The collection also includes an almost complete set of the journal Resurgam from 1958. Inspection reports and associated correspondence were begun in 1965, but only exist from 1991.

Contents

The records held at DUL include annual reports, minutes for Executive Committee and Technical Sub-Committee, the magazine Resurgam, and reports (including site visits). It also includes extensive correspondence and office files. Most records relate to the 1970s onwards (except for Conference Reports and Resurgam)

Accession details

Donated by the Federation to Durham University, 22 August 2019 (accession reference Misc.2019/20:8)

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Collections, Durham University Library and Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Related material - here

See also the archive of the Cremation Society of Great Britain.

Bibliography

For further current information on the Federation, see their website at www.fbca.org.uk.

Catalogue

Conference records
Reference: FBC/1
Dates of creation: 1924-2009
Extent: 0.25 metres
Annual Conference Reports(1-4) and associated papers including presidential addresses and organising of the conference (5- 9). Includes Minutes of Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Cremation Authorities (1), Official Reports of Conferences of the Burial and Cremation Authorities (2), National Association of Cemetery Superintendents (3), and Reports of Proceedings of the Joint Conferences of Members and Officers of Burial and Cremation Authorities (the National Association of Cemetery and Crematoria Superintendents and The Federation of Cremation Authorities in Great Britain, and later The Federation of British Cremation Authorities and The Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration(4). Also includes file of presidential addresses (5), and ephemera

FBC/1/1   1924-1930
Minutes of Proceedings at the Third and Report of Proceedings at the Ninth Annual Conference of Cremation Authorities. Includes pamphlets 'Leading Questions ... About... Cremation' and Report of the Council of The Cremation Society
2 booklets and enclosures
FBC/1/2   1945-1949
Official Reports of the 25th-29th Conferences of Members and Officers of Burial and Cremation Authorities
5 booklets
FBC/1/3   1929-1930
Reports of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Annual Conference of the National Association of Cemetery Supintendents, and programme for the Fifteenth
3 booklets
FBC/1/4   1932-1999
Reports of the Joint Conference of Cemetery and Crematorium Authorities (1932-1939), Official Reports of Conferences of Members and Officers of Burial and Cremation Authorities (1951-1986), Report of the Joint Conference of Burial and Cremation Authorities (1987-1995), and list of 'Delegates and Exhibitors' for 1997-1999. Missing 3rd, 4th, 9th, and 33rd conference reports. Reports typically include speeches, lists of delegates and exhibitors. Also includes some loose enclosures, including conference photographs, and programme for the 41st Joint Conference and booklet for the 'Joint Conference Tour' around Brighton in September 1982
53 booklets
FBC/1/5   1978-1999
Typed presidential addresses, with annotations, for the annual conferences
1 file
FBC/1/6   September 2006
Ephemera for the 65th Joint Conference at Malvern. Includes programme, list of delegates and exhibitors, and two copies of the menu for the gala dinner, one of which is signed
4 booklets
FBC/1/7   1993-1994
File marked Joint Conference Committee'. Includes correspondence, agenda and minutes of conference committee for 1993 and 1994, and presidential address for 1994. Originally filed with office files
1 file
FBC/1/7   2003-2005
File marked 'Conference 2004'. Includes programme, booking information, delegate list, papers, and planning information. Also includes correspondence and list of delegates for the CAMEO [Crematoria Abatement of Mercury Emissions Organisation] Seminar in April 2005. Originally filed with office files
1 file
FBC/1/8   2005-2009
File marked 'Conference 2005'. Includes programme, booking information, delegate list, papers, and planning information. Also initial planning for 2006 conference and leaflet listing 'Performing Artistes 2008/2009' . Originally filed with office files
1 file
FBC/1/9   2004-2008
File marked 'Conference 2006'. Includes programme, booking information, delegate list, papers, and planning information. Also includes a list of MPs who have spoken at previous conferences, leaflets for hosting conferences in Leicester, Newcastle Gateshead, and Chester, ephemera for 2004 and 2005 conferences, and leaflet listing 'Performing Artistes 2008'. Originally filed with office files
1 file
Committee papers
Reference: FBC/2
Dates of creation: 1930-2019
Extent: 1 metre
Records produced by the Executive Committe and related committees. Includes Executive Committee Reports (1-2), Executive Committee minutes and AGM minutes (3-12) and correspondence (13-14), Technology sub-committee (15-22) most originally boxed together in box file marked 'Agendas, minutes, Executive & Technical Sub Commitees '74-'84'. Also see FBC/4 as some membership records relate to this too.

FBC/2/1   1946-2005/06
Reports of the Executive Committee of The Federation of British Cremation Authorities. Reports for 1967, 1972 and 1975 are missing
57 booklets
FBC/2/2   2006-2019
Reports of The Executive Committee of The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities
13 booklets
FBC/2/3   11 October 1949-24 June1959
Minutes and associated correspondence of the Executive Committee, with annotations and markers
1 file
FBC/2/4   17 June 1965-28 July 1969
Minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee, some annotated
1 file
FBC/2/5   20 March 1974-24 September 1979
Minutes, agendas and signed attendence sheets of meetings of the Executive Committee, some annotated
1 file
FBC/2/6   15 September 1986 -12 August 1992
Minutes, agendas, circular correspondence and signed attendence sheets for Annual General Meetings. Originally filed with general office files
1 file
FBC/2/7   1992-2004
Minutes, agendas, circular correspondence and lists of representatives attending Annual General Meetings, and copies of Presidential Address. Originally filed with general office files
1 file
FBC/2/8   1993-1997
File marked 'Annual Report' but actually includes reports (and drafts) of the Executive Committee. Originally filed with general office files.
1 file
FBC/2/9   December 1995-September 1998
Minutes, agendas and signed attendence sheets of meetings of the Executive Committee. Also includes minutes for the Technical sub-committee, budget statements, and correspondence. Originally filed with general office files

FBC/2/10   27th February 1998- May 2004
Minutes, agendas, accounts and signed attendence sheets of meetings of the Executive Committee, and associated correspondence. Also agenda for the 80th Annual General Meeting, minutes of the 79th AGM, minutes of the Scottish Sub-Committee
1 file
FBC/2/11   16 March 2004- 5 May 2004
File marked 'Executive Committee' and filed with general office files. Includes draft reports, statistics, accounts and correspondence and also minutes for the Burial and Cemetery Advisory Group meeting on 16 March 2004
1 file
FBC/2/12   May 2004- December 2016
Minutes, agendas, accounts and signed attendence sheets of meetings of the Executive Committee.
2 files
FBC/2/13   25th September 2000-10 May 2016
Mainly papers relating to Annual General Meetings, including circular letters, apologies for non-attendance, agendas and minutes. Also includes papers relating to the Executive Committee, particularly nominations for the committee and lists of committee members. Originally in file marked 'A.G.M & Executive Comittee 2007-2016'
2 files
FBC/2/14   2006-2017
File marked 'FBCA Budget Statements'. Includes draft and final budget statements, accounts, and draft narratives for annual reports of the Executive Commitee
1 file
FBC/2/15   19th May 1954-1 December 1955
Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee, some annotated
1 file
FBC/2/2/8 =2/16   10 August 1961- 17 November 1971
Minutes and agendas of the Technical Sub-Committee, some stamped

FBC/2/17   30 May 1974-2 October 1979
Minutes, agendas and attendence sheets of the Technical Sub-Committee, some annotated
1 file
FBC/2/18   17 December 1982-25 August 1992
Minutes, agendas, and attendance sheets of the Technical Sub-Committee. Originally filed with general office files (FBC/5)
1 file
FBC/2/19   April 1996- June 1998
Minutes, agendas, and attendance sheets of the Technical Sub-Committee. Originally filed with general office files (FBC/5)
1 file
FBC/2/20   June 1998-July 2004
Minutes, agendas, and attendance sheets of the Technical Sub-Committee. Also includes correspondence and reports
1 file
FBC/2/21   1999-2004
Agendas, some minutes, circular letters and correspondence relating to members of the Technical Sub-Committee. Includes mercury emmissions, AlderHey, and also inspection visit letters to crematoria in 2002 (Scholemoor, Pleasington, Wigan and Burnley, Saltwell, Whitley Bay, Central Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne). Originally included in office files in FBC/5
1 file
FBC/2/22   2007-2018
Minutes, agendas, and attendance sheets of the Technical Sub-Committee
2 file
FBC/2/23   18 April 1955- 20 September 1968
Isolated minutes from various committees, including the Scottish members of the Federation of British Cremation Authorities, between the Federation of British Cremation Authorities and The Proprietary Crematoria Association, the Federation of British Cremation Authorities and representatives of the leading manufacturers of cremators, 45th Annual General Meeting agenda and minutes

FBC/2/24   2004-2009
Papers relating to the Scottish sub-comittee, including Annual General Meeting agendas for 2004, 2006 and 2009, technical officers report (undated), TEST scheme report for 2006, circular letters, CAMEO [Crematoria Abatement of Mercury Emissions Organisation] letter reporting key decisions taken in March 2006, and cremation figures by Scottish crematoria in 2003 and 2004
1 file
FBC/2/25   17 September 1949-11 May 1953
Correspondence and copy letters mainly from Harry Garrett and various Crematoriums. Includes discussions about minutes, the Executive Committee, a dispute with the Proprietary Crematoria Association, code of practice, leaflet on 'the disposal of cremation ashes and the construction of columbaria', cremation regulations
1 file
FBC/2/26   2003-2008
Correspondence about and list of executive committee members originally filed with office files in a file marked 'Executive/Tech Committees'
4 papers
Crematoria inspection records
Reference: FBC/3
Dates of creation: 1991-2018
Extent: 1 metre
Inspection visits of crematoria and reports, also called Presedential Visits and Critical Friend Audit Reports. These include itinaries, correspondence, reports of the technical facilities and whether adhering to codes of conduct etc. from 1991 to 2011. From 2018, reports are Critical Friend Audit Reports and only include the Cremation Authority's Submission
Reports are marked confidential and are closed for 30 years

FBC/3/1   1991-1998
Inspection visits of crematoria in October 1991, March 1993 and all of 1998, including correspondence and manuscript site reports, and itinaries. Includes visits to South West Middlesex, Slough, Chilterns, Garston (1991), Reading, Guildford, Easthampstead Park and Aldershot (1993), Woodlands-Scarborough, East Riding, Chanterlands, Woodlands-Scunthorpe, East London, Barham, Charing Kent, Ipswich, West Sufflok, Lewisham, South Essex (1998). All originally filed together in file marked 'Visits 1991-1998'
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/2   1993-1994
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and manuscript site reports, and also reports of discussions held about Tynemouth Crematorium, and copy of and comments on the draft environmental guidelines of the Australian Cemetries and Crematoria Associataion. Includes visits to Maryhill Glasgow, Dunfermline, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Parkgrove, Jersey, Belfast, Glasnevin Dublin, Luton, Oxford, Bedford, Gloucester, Huddersfield, Leeds Cootingley Hall, Wakefield, Halifax (1994) Greenock, Woodside Crematorium Paisley, Clydebank, Cardross , Poole, Randalls Park Leatherhead, Woking, Weymouth (1993)
2 files
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/3   1995-1996
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and manuscript site reports, and also specifications of a German cremator system, and a report on the cremators at Kensal Green - West London. Includes visit reports and drafts for Southampton,, Portchester, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Harrogate, Shipley, Pontefract, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Hutcliffe Wood Sheffield (1996), Warriston Edinburgh, Aberdeen , Parkgrove, Inverness, The Downs Brighton, Chichester, Folkestone, Brighton-Woodvale,Thornton, Southport, Widnes, Eccles. Vists were also recorded as being made at several sites but no report is filed including Canley, Mid Warwickshire, Percy barr, Eastbourne, Woodvale, Sefton
2 files
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/4   February - December1997
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, a list of 'Future Visits', and a photocopy of 'Hazard proximities of childhood cancers in Great Britain from 1953-1980' , and technical reports for Beckenham Crematorium. Includes reports for Worthing, Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Eastbourne, Rowley Regis, Yardley Birmingham, Heart of England Nuneaton, Stourbridge, Penmount Truro, Glynn Valley Bodmin, Barnstaple, Exeter and Devon, South London, West Norwood, Manor Park, New Southgate, Weston Mill Crematorium Plymouth, Torquay Plymouth, Efford Crematorium Plymouth
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/5   1999-2002
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and newspaper cutting about overworked Harlow Crematorium staff from Harlow Star November 1999. Includes reports for Hereford and Worcester, Forest of Dean, Canford (2002), Manchester, Middleton, Liverpool Anfield, Bolton, Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Whitley Bay (2001), Birkenhead, Walton Lea, St Helens (2000), Medway, Vinters Park, Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Crownhill, Counties Crematorium, Kettering, Peterborough
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/6   1999-2003
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, also includes a list of the official visitation programme and when crematoria were visited and dated 6/1/04, Craven District Council Complaints Procedure, and correspondence with Burnley Borough Council. Includes reports for Shipley, York, Harrogate, South West Middlesex (2004), Surrey East Sussex, North East Surrey, Putney Vale, Pentrebychan Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Bangor, Chester, (2003), Wigan, Pleasington Blackburn, Burnley, Bradford, Scholemoor Cemetery Bradford, Masonhill South Ayrshire, Maryhill Glasgow, Linn Glasgow (2002), and printed 'Report of the visit to Mid Warwickshire District Crematorium' February 1999
2 files
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/7   March-November 2004
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, some completed feedback forms, and various papers relating to Eltham Crematorium including leaflets, risk assesments and minutes of Funeral Liason Meetings, and list of crematoria by county and date they were last visited. Includes reports for Mintlyn, Lincoln, Boston, Darlington, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Mountsett, Slough, Eltham, Honor Oak, Beckenham, Harrogate, York, Skipton, Shipley
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/8   2005
Inspection visits of crematoria including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms. Includes reports for Forest Park, Enfield, West Hertfordshire, Golders Green, Oldham, Dunkinfield, Stockport, Macclesfield, Seafield, Mortonhall, Holytown, Holmsford Bridge, Howe Bridge, Springwood, Carleton, Lytham Park
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/9   2006
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms. Includes reports for Sutton Coldfield, Solihull Robin Hood, Streetly, Gornal Wood, Yeovil, Penmount, Gwent, Coychurch, Llwydcoed, Glyntaff, Wilford Hill, Loughborough, Markeaton
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/10   2007
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms. Includes reports for Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, Redditch, Falkirk, South Lanarkshire, Kirkcaldy, Perth, Chlemsford, Weeley, Cambridge, Harlow, Blyth, South Shields, Birtly, Teeside
1 file
FBC/3/11   2008
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms. Includes reports for Vinters Park, Charing, The Garden of England, Medway, Distington Hall, Thorncliffe, Lancaster and Morecambe, Haltemprice, Great Grimsby, Grenoside, City Road Sheffield
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/12   2009-2010
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms, for visits conducted in 2009. Includes reports for Portchester, Poole, Whippingham, Southampton, Haycombe, Morriston Swansea, Margam, Bretby, Stafford, Carmountside, Bradwell, Cardross, Clydebank, Craigton, Greenock
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/13   2010
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms. Includes reports for Easthampstead, Aldershot, Reading, Guildford, Bracknell Forest, Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester, Worthing, Lawnswood, Wakefield, Park Wood, Altrincham, Manchester (Blackley), Chesterfield, Sherwood Forest
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/14   2011
Inspection visits of crematoria, including correspondence and typed and manuscript site reports, and some completed feedback forms, and leaflets for Plymouth cemeteries and crematoria. Includes reports for Banbury, Bedford, Mid-Warwickshire, The Counties Crematorium, Manor Park, New Southgate, South Essex, Southend-on-Sea, Plymouth (Efford), Accrington, Eccles (Peel Green), Keighley, Rawdon
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/3/15   2018
Critical Friend Audit Reports, includes two copies of each of the Cremation Authority's Report with some annotations from inspectors, and two membership assessment forms. Includes reports for Rhondda Cynon Taff, Gwent, Coychurch and Swansea. Membership forms are for Harbour View and Langstone Vale
1 file
closed for 30 years
Membership and training records
Reference: FBC/4
Dates of creation: 1976-2017
Extent: 0.5 metres
Records relating to membership of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) and to training schemes managed by the Federation

FBC/4/1   1976-1990
Correspondence relating to membership of the FBCA
1 file
FBC/4/2   1993-1997
Correspondence relating to membership of the FBCA
1 file
FBC/4/3   1998-2009
Correspondence mainly relating to membership of the FBCA, but also representatives of the Executive Council and on Outside Bodies.
2 files
FBC/4/4   2007-2017
File marked 'Burial + Cremation Authorities Membership. Applications + Affiliate + Associate'. Includes correspondence and completed application forms relating to membership of the FBCA
2 files
FBC/4/5   2007-2010
Application forms for membership of FBCA and correspondence about Associate Membership
1 file
FBC/4/6   1968-1992
Originally in a boxfile marked 'Box File 2 Badges and Certificates'. Includes correspondence about membership certificates and past president badges. Also includes a sheet Presidential Induction Ceremony, and a Secretary badge [now boxed with gavels]
1 file
FBC/4/7   1992-1996
File marked 'Crematorium Operators - Training (C.T.T.S)'. Includes correspondence, application form, scheme, minutes and agendas, provisional report and accounts for 1992, and booklets about training and National Vocational Qualifications
1 file
FBC/4/8   2016
Copy of The Training and Examination Scheme for Crematorium Technicians (TEST), revised January 2016
1 file
FBC/4/9   1987
Wooden gavel with metal plate affixed stating that it was presented by Councillor Len Poole FBCA president 1986/87
1 gavel
FBC/4/10   1991
Wooden gavel with two metal plates affixed stating that it was presented by the presidents in 1991 at the 50th Joint Conference of the FBCA and IBCA
1 box
FBC/4/11   [mid-late 20th century]
Metal pin badge for the Secretary of the FBCA
1 badge
General office files
Reference: FBC/5
Dates of creation: 1966-2017
Extent: 3 metres
Includes legal framework, correspondence. Arranged by original order in filing cabinets; roughly in grouped dates and then roughly alphabetical order. FBC/5/21-87 appear to be one distinct series (1998-2008), FBC/5/1-20 and FBC/5/88-103 (1990s), and 104-113 (2003-2018)

FBC/5/1   2009-2012
Copies of the Cremation Act 1902, the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 and amended guidance from 2012 with annotations
1 file
FBC/5/2   2001-2004
File marked 'I.B.C.A'. Includes papers relating to the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, formerly the Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration, including correspondence concerning a possible merger, Crematorium Technicians Training Scheme, director portfolios, newsletter for August 2003, Management Plan 2002-2007, and annual report and accounts for 2000-2001
1 file
FBC/5/3   1999-2004
File marked 'claims for expenses/ venues for meetings', mostly containing invoices from BM May and Company Chartered Accountants
1 file
FBC/5/4   1997
Papers relating to the International Cremation Federation. Includes programmes for General Council Meetings , Financial Statements for year ending 1996, maps of Paris, correspondence, code of ethics and statutes, and 'La Flamme' from 1993 [newsletter from the Federation Francaise de Cremation]
1 file
FBC/5/5   1994-1997
File marked 'Cremator Manufacturers' . Includes brochures, correspondence and report on 'Major Cremators- Australia'
1 file
FBC/5/6   1974-1995
File marked 'Health and Safety at Work 1974'. Includes copy of 1974 guidelines with later note, and later correspondence concerning health and safety
5 papers
FBC/5/7   March 2005-October 2007
Copy of 'Burial and Cremation Review Group Report and Recommendations October 2007', relating to death certification and burial in Scotland. Enclosed are the minutes of the first meeting in March 2005.
1 file
FBC/5/8   1993-1995
File marked 'Funeral Standards Council'. includes reports compiled by the Funeral Standards Council including 'Funerals The Quest for Excellence', correspondence, and newsletter from January 1995
1 file
FBC/5/9   1995-1997
File marked 'Guidelines for Professionals (SANDS)' [The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society]. Includes correspondence concerning disposal of babies born dead before 24 weeks and copy of 'Pregnancy Loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals' July 1995 revision
1 file
FBC/5/10   1993-1997
File marked 'Fetal Deaths, S.A.N.D.S etc' [The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society]. Includes correspondence, 'The Cremation of Foetal Remains' report, and National Cremation Statistics - Foetal Remains questionnaire returns for 1993
1 file
FBC/5/11   2001-2003
File marked 'Review of Process Guidance Notes Jan 2001-' . Includes drafts of Process Guidance and related correspondence, and also 'Response to Consultation Paper on Mercury Emissions from Crematoria' and correspondence
2 files
FBC/5/12   2004
File marked 'PG 5 Revision 200xx'. Includes correspondence and 'Federation fo British Cremation Authorities Response to Consultation invitations on Draft Process Guidance Note 5/2 (200X) 'Crematoria''.
1 file
FBC/5/13   2001
Correspondence with Members of Parliament about the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Review of Secretary of State's Guidance Notes on Crematoria, and list of MPs who have responded
2 files
FBC/5/14   February - November 2003
File marked 'Home Office'. Includes correspondence with Mr RJ Clifford of the Home Office, drafts of advice and minutes from meetings
1 file
FBC/5/15   1992
Papers concerning the appointment of a new secretary, including applications
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/5/16   1998-2004
File marked 'appointment of FBCA secretary and Solictior', including advertisement, applications and interviews for secretary, editor of Resurgam and legal adviser to the Federation
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/5/17   2005-2006
File of invitations and ephemera for various seminars, conferences, banquets and opening ceremonies attended by Rick Powell as president of the Federation of British Cremation Authorities
1 file
FBC/5/18   2001-2002
File marked 'General Correspondence Nov 2001- Dec 2002'. Includes wide variety of correspondence about cremation
1 file
FBC/5/19   May 1998- October1999
File of papers loose in general office files box. Includes papers about reverse polymerisation, and guidance for the use of coffin covers
1 file
FBC/5/20   2017
Report of the Directors and company's financial statement for year ending December 2017
1 file
FBC/5/21   2004-2009
Papers relating to A.B.A. Associal of Burial Authorities. Includes the newsletter 'abainfo', membership details , notes, correspondences, conference ephemera, and agenda for Cemetery Managers' Liason Group meeting 7th December 2004, information on Stone-Safe Stability System
1 file
FBC/5/22   2002
File marked 'Association of Medical Referees'. Includes correspondence about defibrillators, report of the conference of medical referees at crematoria in 2002, and information about Bereavement Training
1 file
FBC/5/23   2002-2009
File marked 'Burials and Cemeteries Advisory Group'. Includes minutes, papers and correspondece for the advisory group for 2002-2003, guidance issued by the memorial safety sub-group, Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847, and minutes for BRAMM [British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons] Board Meeting on 30 Novermber 2009
1 file
FBC/5/24   1998-2003
File marked 'C.B.A' [Confederation of Burial Authorities]. Includes correspondence, membership questionnaires and meetings about merging with FBCA

FBC/5/25   2005-2008
File marked 'Church of England', mainly concerning parochial fees
1 file
FBC/5/26   2006
File marked 'Churchyards'. Contains computer print out entitled 'Responsible Care for Churchyards'
7 papers
FBC/5/27   1998-2003
File marked 'Coffin Covers'. Includes guidance, correpondence and photocopied newspaper cuttings about the use of coffin covers over cardboard coffins
1 file
FBC/5/28   1999-2009
File marked 'Council of British Funeral Services'. Includes minutes from meetings and correspondence
1 file
FBC/5/29   2009
File marked 'Computing'. Includes correspondence and invoices for a printer and toner. Also originally included operating instructions for Compact Plain Paper Fax with DECT and Owners Manual for Dell Inspiron and accompanying discs
1 file
FBC/5/30   2002-2009
File marked 'Commonwealth War Grave Com.' Includes annual reports from 2002-2003 until 2008-2009 for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
5 booklets
FBC/5/31   1987-2008
File marked 'Constitution'. Includes copies of constitution (September 2008, December 2006 and undated) and drafts, correspondence, agendas and minutes
1 file
FBC/5/32   2005-2006
File marked 'Burial Reform Workshop'. Includes correspondence, workshop programme and booklets, and also correspondence from JE Rotherham about establishing a sub group on Guidance and Training of the Burial and Cemeteries Advisory Group and the role local planning authorities could have on reuse of burial grounds
1 file
FBC/5/33   2004-2006
File marked 'Civil Emergencies'. Includes 'Guidance on dealing with fatalities in emergencies' by the Home Office and Sheffield City Council and FBC's responses
1 file
FBC/5/34   2004-2008
File marked 'Clive Chamberlain'. Includes correspondence, copies of papers and reports produced by Clive (working as Combustion Technology Consultancy Ltd)
1 file
FBC/5/35   1998
File marked 'Cremator Performance Benchmarking'. Includes correspondence, reports, questionnaire, drafts and attendance list for meeting about Cremator Performance Benchmark held on 20 October 1998
1 file
FBC/5/36   2004-2007
File marked 'The Cremation Society'. Includes correspondence concerning 2006 and 2005 Conferences, attending 'luncheons' and the Cremator Emmissions Removal Device
1 file
FBC/5/37   2005-2009
File marked 'Cremation Statistics'. Includes correspondence, notes and statistics about deaths and cremations, list of Crematoria in 2004, and population statistics for Scotland and Northern Ireland
1 file
FBC/5/38   2000-2001
File marked 'Data Protection'. Includes three booklets about Data Protection produced by the Office of the Information Commissioner
3 booklets
FBC/5/39   2005-2009
File marked 'D.C.A.' [Department for Constitutional Affairs]. Includes notes of meetings, reports, drafts and correspondence about the reform of the coroners' system and death certification, and also consultation on the new Cremation (Amendment) Regulations 2005. See also FBC/5/54
1 file
FBC/5/40   2002-2010
File marked 'DEFRA' [Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs'. Includes correspondence, meeting agenda for CAMEO [Crematoria Abatement of Mercury Emissions Organisation], FBCA responses to proposals, notes, consultation papers on 'The Waste Framework Directive' and 'Environmental Permitting Programme'
2 files
FBC/5/41   2007
File marked 'Edinburgh Regeneration'. Includes invitation to participate in the Graveyard Regeneration and Marketing Project Technical Input Group and a booklet about 'Edinburgh's World Heritage Burial Sites'
1 file
FBC/5/42   2004-2008
File marked 'General 2005 Correspondence', although actually spans 2004-2008. Includes both correspondence and replies, on wide variety of subjects including statistics, complaints, press articles, gas cleaning, technical issues, prices and VAT
1 file
FBC/5/43    2005-2009
File marked 'Environment Agency'. Includes leaflets and correspondence about the affect of cremation on the environment, including spreading ashes, discharges to controlled water, memorandum on Groundwater Pollution Potential of Cemeteries, and comments on 'Funeral Practices and the Environment'
1 file
FBC/5/44   2004-2009
File Marked 'E.P.A Guidance Notes' [Environmental Protection Act]. Includes copies of the Guidance from the 1995 revision, 2004 and June 2005, additional guidance, and correspondence
1 file
FBC/5/45   2004-2005
File marked 'European Crematoria Network'. Includes summaries and agenda of the International Meeting of the European Creamtoria Newtwork (ECN) held at Gent on 7th and 8th December 2004, and summary for the International Meeting at Vordingborg, Denmark 29-30 Spetember 2005
1 file
FBC/5/46   2001-2002
File marked 'Emergency Planning'. Includes correspondence, preparation for and papers relating to the Vital Human Services seminar at the Emergency Planning College in January 2002
1 file
FBC/5/47   2005
File marked 'FBCA/ICCM Joint Conference'. Includes agenda, minutes and correspondence for the meeting held on 17 February 2005 about possibly hosting a joint conference
1 file
FBC/5/48   2005-2010
File marked 'FBCA Insurance'. Includes professional indemnity insurance policies and correspondence, and also correspondnece and invoice for restoring the President's Pendant and chain
2 files
FBC/5/49   2010
File originally bound with FBC/5/48 by elastic band but concerns a free-fall cremator at Landican Crematorium. Mainly includes correspondence but also notes and specifications
1 file
FBC/5/50   1999-2007
File marked 'Feotal Remains' [sic Foetal] . Includes correspondence, annotated agenda for a meeting between the Royal College of Nursing and ICCM in December 2006, policy documents for the disposal of foetal remains, and guidance for multiple cremations
1 file
FBC/5/51   1999-2000
File marked 'Filtration Questionnaire'. Includes report on the 'Results of the Questionnnaire to Cremation Authorities on the Impact of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Year 2000 Review of the Secretary of State's Guidance Notes', annotated statistics for 1999 and map of crematoria, questionnaire results, analysis and 'comments' from Andrew P. Helsby, chairman of the Proprietary Crematoria Association
1 file
FBC/5/52   2004-2008
File marked 'Fixion Implants'. Includes correspondence and research relating to medical implants and cremation, including Fixion Intermedullary Nailing system for strengthening limbs after broken bones
1 file
FBC/5/53   2006-2010
File marked 'Funeral Pyres'. Includes correspondence, court rulings, statements, newspaper clippings and photocopies about whether open air funeral pyres for religious reasons are legal under the 1902 Cremation Act
1 file
FBC/5/54   2004-2009
File marked 'Home Office Consultations'. Includes Pandemic Flu Coordination Team contacts directory and stakeholder groups updates, 'Burial law and policy in the 21st century', reuse of graves, dealing with fatalities, reforming the coroner and death certification service, burial grounds survey 2005, and notes of meetings. See also FBC/5/39
1 file
FBC/5/55   2003
File marked 'Home Office medical referees'. Includes annotated copy of Home Office advice
1 file
FBC/5/56   1998-2002
File marked 'Home Office 1999-2002'. Includes correspondence, reports and surveys, including crematorium survey, medicial referees, response to the Shipman Inquiry, repatriation of British-based victims of the US Terrorist Attacks, process guidance notes, cremating the wrong body, creating mortality statistics, review into death certification, Home Office ordered report on Arnos Vale Crematorium Bristol, andcremation of separate body parts.
2 files
FBC/5/57   2005-2008
File marked 'Human Tissue Authority'. Includes correspondence, consultation on code of practice for the disposal of human tissue, and regulatory framework launch event in April 2006
1 file
FBC/5/58   2014-2016
File marked 'Insurance'. Includes correspondence and insurance documents. See also FBC/5/48
1 file
FBC/5/59   2004-2009
File marked 'Job Specification Secretary', although also includes applications for editor of Resurgam. Includes job description, application forms, interviews and correspondence. See also FBC/5/16.
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/5/60   2005-2007
File marked 'Mass Fatalities'. Includes correspondence, stakeholder forum research into safe handling of contaminated fatalities, and Chemical Hazards and Poisons Reports issues 5 and 6
1 file
FBC/5/61   2006-2010
File marked 'Meeting Room Bookings'. Includes invoices, menus, correspondence and lists of dates relating to committee meetings at the Touchwood Centre, Solihull
1 file
FBC/5/62   2004-2010
File marked 'N.A.F.D' [National Association of Funeral Directors]. Includes correspondence and Centenary Newsletter
1 file
FBC/5/63   2005-2009
File marked 'N.A.A.M/ B.R.A.M.M' [National Association of Memorial Masons and British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons]. Includes correspondence about the rift between NAAM and BRAMM, blank application forms for BRAMM, minutes from an executive board meeting of BRAMM on 2 November 2005, and Midland Region meeting of NAMM on 15 October 2009. See also FBC/5/23
1 file
File closed for 30 years
FBC/5/64   2000-2004
File marked 'N.E.C Seminars' [National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham]. Includes details of national seminars run by FBCA on The Environmental Protection Act 1990 in March 2000 and March 2004, including speeches, programme for 12 March 2004 seminar on The Environmental Protection Act 1990, correspondence, 'questionnaire' and draft about the impact of the act
1 file
FBC/5/65   2006-2010
File marked 'Pandemic'. Includes correspondence, minutes, workshops and planning for a potential flu pandemic, mainly through Home Office

FBC/5/66   2004-2005
File marked 'Phoenix Awards'. Includes papers about FBCA sponsoring an award for the Stoneguard Phoenix Awards Design Competition for Cemeteries and Memorials
8 papers
FBC/5/67   2004-2010
File marked 'Presidential Invitations' and 'Isabel Mattick'. Includes invitations,replies and booking information for a variety of events including Grand Balls and opening of cremetaria, including but not exclusively during Isabel Mattick's presidency

FBC/5/68   1978
File marked 'Projections of Cremation Need'. Contains a report on 'Projections of the demand for Cremation in the U.K.' prepared for the FBCA by CG Edwards and AD Gibbons of the University of York
1 booklet
FBC/5/69   2005-2006
File marked 'Promession'. Includes correspondence, technical explanations of promession or freeze-drying as an alternative to cremation or burial, and copy of ABA info with article on promession
1 file
FBC/5/70   2005-2007
File marked 'Review of Burial & Cremation Legislation'. Includes papers relating to the burial/cremation review group including minutes, agendas, papers and correspondence and also copies of relevant legislation
2 files
FBC/5/71   1999-2004
File marked 'Retained Organs'. Includes papers relating to the Retained Organs Commission, including agendas, reports, consultations and drafts, and correspondence
2 files
FBC/5/72   2005-2009
File marked 'Resurgam'. Includes lists of advertisers, number of copies printed, price of adverts, and also article on Process Guidance Note PG5/2 (04) which may have been printed in Resurgam
1 file
FBC/5/73   2004-2005
File marked 'Regional Meetings'. Includes agendas and list of attendees for the South-Eastern, Scottish, South-West and South Wales regional meetings, and copies of papers given at the 2005 Conference, including Dame Janet Smith's paper concerning The Shipman Enquiry
1 file
FBC/5/74   2006
File marked 'Risk Assements' [sic Assessments]. Contains a draft copy of Safe Systems of Work to be Employed at Crematoria and general Risk Assessment Forms
1 file
FBC/5/75   2004-2005
File marked 'Reclamation of Metals'. Includes correspondence, advice, newspaper articles, drafts and notes on the reclamation of metals following cremation, also the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Scheme for the Recycling of Metals Following Cremation
1 file
FBC/5/76   1998-2000
File marked 'Review of Process Guidance Notes'. Includes correspondence, proposals and drafts concerning Process Guidance Notes and environmental concerns, including mercury emissions. Also includes detailed plans of cremators
1 file
FBC/5/77   2001-2009
File marked 'Sale of Memorials'. Includes correspondence, photocopies and notices about the sale of memorials by Local Authorities at crematoria
1 file
FBC/5/78   2004-2009
File marked 'SEPA' [Scottish Environment Protection Agency]. Includes annotated Consultation on Regulation of Energy Efficeincy under the Pollination Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000, unannotated copies of consultation from 2004, copy of SEPAView magazine from summer 2004, and SEPA leaflet about working with Environmental Licence Holders
1 file
FBC/5/79   2005-2007
File marked 'Scottish Executive'. Includes correspondence, and circular correspondence, pandemic planning, notes on review of burial and cremation regulations, and copies of Scottish Executive Health Department social research reports
1 file
FBC/5/80   2001-2004
File marked 'Scottish Executive'. Includes correspondence and circulars, and FBCA reponse to Guidance on the Dispoal of Organs, Tissue Blocks and Slides
1 file
FBC/5/81   2002-2004
Files marked 'The Shipman Inquiry'. Includes correspondence, and copies of the First Report, Fourth Report and A Discussion Paper - Developing a New System for Death Certification. For Second and Third reports, see under FBC/6/24.
2 files
FBC/5/82   1999
File marked 'Survey of Cremator Sizes'. Includes responses to a questionnaire about coffin and catafalque sizes, and amalgamated responses
1 file
FBC/5/83   2007-2008
File marked 'Water Resumation' [sic]. Includes correspondence outling FBCA's position on resomation or Alkaline hydrolysis, agenda and notes of a meeting at the Ministry of Justice, and prestentation slides by Resomation Ltd
1 file
FBC/5/84   1997-2007
File marked 'Guide to Cremation and Crematoria'. Includes printed 'A Guide to Cremation and Crematoria' by the FBCA, and two annotated drafts of Recommendations on the Establishment of Crematoria, including one labelled 'changes agreed by Technical Committee 07/03/07'
1 file
FBC/5/85   2004-2008
File marked 'Website'. Includes correspondence about creating and maintaining a website for the F.B.C.A.
1 file
FBC/5/86   1991-2005
File marked 'Cremation Acts and Regulations'. Includes copies of relevant legislation for England, Wales and Scotland from 1935-2000, and draft regulations to comment on, also correspondence about a case where a body was cremated without a cause of death in Scotland and outlining the difference between legal framework

FBC/5/87   2007 and undated
File marked 'VAT Guidance'. Includes correspondence and guidance on the charging of tax on burials and cremations
1 file
FBC/5/88   1993
File marked 'Badges and Certificates'. Includes circular letter about promotional pin badges from Insignia Limited and a memo from 'M' of B.M. May and Co. Chartered Accountants about possibly using for past-presidents' badges
3 papers
FBC/5/89   1993
File marked 'Cremation Regulations & Legislation'. Includes correspondence about cremation regulations
5 papers
FBC/5/90   1993-1997
File marked 'Churches Group/ Council of British Funeral [Services]'. Mainly includes papers relating the Council of British Funeral Serives, including minutes of meetings of the Council of British Funeral Services and correspondence, but also correspondence about parochial fees, The Pagan Hospice and Funeral Trust newsletters and information leaflets
1 file
FBC/5/91   1982-1996
File marked 'Doctors/Medical Referees etc'. Includes correspondence about the length of service on the British Medical Register necessary for a medical practioner to sign the confirmatory certificate, fees, and questions on completing forms as a medical referee to crematorium
1 file
FBC/5/92   1995-1998
File marked 'Environmental Protection Act'. Includes correspondence and consultations on the Envrionmental Protection Act but also correspondence and consultancy on mercury emssions from crematoria, UNECE Protocol Heavy Metals, Emission Control, private finance initiative
1 file
FBC/5/93   1993-1994
File marked 'Finances'. Includes claims for expenses, progress reports on membership subscriptions and draft budget
1 file
FBC/5/94   1997
File marked 'General Correspondence from June 1996'. Includes wide variety of correspondence about cremation
1 file
FBC/5/95   1993-1996
File marked 'I.B.C.A' [Insitute for Burial and Cremation Administration]. Includes correspondence about the Environmental Protection Act, Attachment Training, agenda and reports for a Joint Conference Committee Meeting, minutes for the Technical and Promotions Committee and Report on the Direction, Structure & Membership
1 file
FBC/5/96   1993-1997
File marked 'Resurgam/Printing'. Includes draft articles, subscriptions, and invoices from printers. See also FBC/5/72
1 file
FBC/5/97   1993-1996
File marked 'Publicity/Press Cuttings' . Includes photocopied newspaper cuttings featuring cremation, and press releases
1 file
FBC/5/98   1993-1997
File marked 'Technical/Cremator'. Includes correspondence about replacement cremators, and promotional literature
1 file
FBC/5/99   1993-1997
File marked 'Technical/General'. Includes correspondence including about replacement cremators, magentic ionisation, and siting of crematoria
1 file
FBC/5/100   1993-1997
File marked 'Technical/ Implants, precious metals etc'. Includes correspondence about removal of pace makers in particular, disposal of metal residue, and mercury emissions
1 file
FBC/5/101   1993-1997
File marked 'Technical/Testing of Materials/Emission Problems'. Includes correspondence about alternative coffins, polymers, and Control Rules Report
1 file
FBC/5/102   1993-1997
File marked 'Technical/ Urns, Cremated Remains etc'. Contains correspondence and promotional material for urns and caskets
1 file
FBC/5/103   1995
File marked 'Scottish Sub-Comittee'. Contains a letter concerning expenses for attending the Scottish Sub-Comittee
1 paper
FBC/5/104   2000-2004
File marked 'Gen Correspondence Jan 2003-'. Includes general correspondence from 2001 - 2004 including about subcription renewals, technical issues and changed to he FBCA's Constitution, Ecopod Emissions Test Report from 2000 and related papers, circular letters, and also about the 2003 Conference
2 files
FBC/5/105   2016
File marked 'Death Certification Reforms- Medical Examiners (E+W). Includes correspondence, consultation papers, response from FBCA, agenda and notes for the Extraordinary Meeting of the Death Certification Reforms Implementation Programme Board and Reference Group
1 file
FBC/5/106   2015-2018
File mainly about burial, cremation and certification changes in Scotland, although also includes Conference and Event Agreement for 2018 Joint Conference
1 file
FBC/5/107   2006-2012
File marked 'CAMEO Steering Group'. Includes minutes and agendas of meetings, associated correspondence, papers and membership of the Crematoria Abatement of Mercury Emissions Organisation. Also includes interim report on Abate/Burden Share Survey June 2006
2 files
FBC/5/108   1970-1971
File relating to a visit of the Technical Sub--Commitee to the Wellman Incandescent Furnace Co. Ltd, with xeroxed correspondence about 'Downs Diamond' cremators at Brighton . Originally enclosed in 'Boxfile 2 badges and membership'
1 file
FBC/5/109   undated [c.2004]
File relating to speeches made about Process Guidance Notes and the Environmental Protection Bill,some annotated, one titled 'Conference Address' and another 'Etto's Symposium'
1 file
FBC/5/110   undated [?1974]
'The History of Modern Cremation in Great Britain from 1874', possibly prepared for the centenary of the Cremation Society in 1974
1 file
FBC/5/111   2006-2007
File marked 'Mass Fatalities'. Includes correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and planning for excess deaths due to a influenza pandemic by the Scottish Executive, and Contingency Planning guidance for England and Wales, and papers relating to meeting at National Working Group in London
1 file
FBC/5/112   2012-2017
File marked 'F.F.M.A' [Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers' Association]. Includes correspondence, presentations, guidance and opinion on the coffin accreditation scheme and also the coffin and casket testing protocol, agendas and reports for meetings, ICCM guiding principles for Burial and Cremation, F.F.M.A.leaflets and a menu card for the opening of The Thames View Crematorium and Cemetery
2 files
FBC/5/113   2012-2017
File marked 'Technical Coordinators Post.'. Includes papers relating to the Technical Coordinator position (including person specification, job specification, invitations to interview, interview questions and appointment letter and contract for the Technical Coordinator), and also contracts for the position of Secretary in 2012 and 2017
1 file
closed for 30 years
FBC/5/114   April 2000
Eighty-six replies to 'A Questionnaire to Cremation Authorities on the Impact of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Year 2000 Review of Secretary of State's Guidance Notes'
1 bundle
FBC/5/115   March 2004
Evaluation forms for seminar held on 1st March 2003 on 'Proposal for Abatement of Mercury Emissions from Crematoria and Installation of MCERTS Monitoring Equipment', with email correspondence providing answers to questions raised
1 file
FBC/5/116   March 2004
Forty-six replies to 'A Questionnaire to Cremation Authorities on The Environmental Protection Act 1990 proposal for Abatement of Mercury Emissions from crematoria and Installation of MCERTS Monitoring Equipment', and associated correspondence
1 bundle
FBC/5/117   2003
Papers relating to 'FBCA A Fundemental Review', including an analysis of a survey from 2001, summary of decisions made at various meetings from 1998 - 2003
1 file
FBC/5/118   2005-2015
Correspondence relating to the FBCA website and members only section, email lists and an undated Secretary Personnel Specification
1 file
FBC/5/119   1966-1990
Undated Code of Cremation Practice with annotations, Constitution for 1966 with extensive annotations, details of accommodation at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, joint statement with The Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers Association about using PVC and plastic, and circular letter about the Brodrick Report
1 file
FBC/5/120   undated [1970s- 1985]
'The Story of Cremation Legislation by Sir Austin Strutt, K.C.V.O., C.B., J.P', a photocopy of 'An Act to amend the Laws concerning the burial of the Dead in Scotland' with photocopied annotations, and annotated photocopy of Cremation Regulations 1930 with amendments
1 file
FBC/5/121   1995- 2001
Papers originally filed together. Includes correspondence from Jon Luby as secretary concerning an invitation to apply for the Executive Commitee, the publication of A Guide to Cremation and Crematoria and repatriation of a Comanche Indian's body from the London cememtery, and about 'Analysis of Fly Ash' by AEA Technology Environment
1 file
FBC/5/122   1998
Copy of presentation slides entitled 'FBCA 1924-1999 Happy 75th birthday?', given 'by Robert Coates to the Officers and Members of the Federation of British Cremation Authorities- London- 20/10/98'
1 file
FBC/5/123   1954-2008
FBCA Recommendations on the Establishment of Crematoria (1954, 1975 editions) and Constitution (2008)
3 booklets
FBC/5/124   1952-2008
Paper entitled 'The Cremation Movement in Great Britain with Special Reference to Cremator Design given at The Public Works and Municipal Services Congress on 5th November 1952, leaflet on 'Information for Parents following the unexpected death of their baby', and Guidance Notes for the Completion of Medical Certificate Cremation Form 4 by Swansea (Morriston) Crematorium
3 booklets
FBC/5/125   1982-2008
Assorted papers including two copies of the Constitution (one from September 2008 and one undated), booklet commemorating the '75th Anniversary of the Great Southern Group' [The Great Southern Cemetery and Crematorium Company Limited], unidentified posed photograph probably of 6 officials of the FBCA with one man signing a book, photocopies about cremation and possibly from Resurgam or Annual Reports and a photocopy of an article entitled The British way of death by Patrick Nicholson
1 file
FBC/5/126   2004-2005
Proposal by IPA Energy Consulting to the FBCA concerning 'Technical Assistance in the establishment of a Trading Scheme for Emissions of Mercury, Accounts of the Joint Conference of Burial and Cremation Authorities for 2003-2004, possibly a mousemat for SAIF Independent Funeral Directors, copy of 'Burial Law and Policy in the 21st Century: The need for a sensitive and sustainable approach' by the Home Office, and 'Guide for Burial Ground Managers' by the Department for Constitutional Affairs
some seemingly unrelated correspondence which may have been misfiled including about installation of new cremators at Park Wood Crematorium and about Eco Coffins
1 file
FBC/5/127   December 2009
Correspondence about the use of cardboard Eco Coffins. Originally in FBC/4/3
2 papers
Publications and reference library
Reference: FBC/6
Dates of creation: 1927-2017
Extent: 2 metres
Magazines, newsletters, publications and external books and reports all kept together and possibly forming part of a small reference library. Includes Bulletins (1951-1956), Resurgam (1958-2017), reports prepared for the FBCA, and books belonging to Harry Garret

FBC/6/1   1951-1956
The Federation of British Cremation Authorities Bulletin, numbers 1-23, most marked 'File Copy'. Includes articles, descriptions of new crematoria, joint conferences, and advertisements
23 booklets
FBC/6/2   1958-2017
The Federation of British Cremation Authorities quarterly journal, Resurgam, volumes 1-60. Includes articles, notes, advertisements, programmes and president addresses from the joint conference, and earlier editions include lists of crematoria. Missing vol 28 No 1 (Spring 1985) and vol 44 No 1 (Spring 2001)

FBC/6/3   1958-1964
Hardbound copies of Resurgam, volumes 1-12 with bookplate 'Ex Libris Peter W. Cribb'
2 volumes
FBC/6/4   1927
Year Book for 1927 for The National Association of Cemetery Superintendents. Includes Report of Proceedings at the 11th Annual Congress and reports of Council meetings in 1926 and 1927
1 booklet
FBC/6/5   1963
Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration Golden Jubilee Brochure, annotated 'John Owen'
1 booklet
FBC/6/6   1920-1936
Notebook belonging to Henry George Garrett, City of London Cemetery with light hearted observations, copies of letters received at the cemetery and newspaper cuttings
1 notebook
FBC/6/7   1936
The Cemetery Handbook A Manual of Useful Information on Cemetery Development & Management, presented to HG Garret by JD Roberts on 21st July 1936
1 volume
FBC/6/8   1974-1990
Booklets including Manchester Crematorium 1890-1990, The Cemeteries and Burial Grounds of Glasgow and British Crematoria in Public Profile
3 booklets
FBC/6/9   July 2001
Funerals - A report of the OFT inquiry into the funerals industry by the Office of Fair Trading
1 booklet
FBC/6/10   Spring 1999
Copy of Pharos International from Spring 1999, including an article about the combined history of The Cremation Society and FBCA
1 magazine
FBC/6/11   2004
Annotated copy of the Consultation Document for the 'Development of an EU Mercury Strategy'
1 file
FBC/6/12   2000-2001
Proposals and Reports prepared by AEA technology Environment for the FBCA on the Review of Emissions from Crematoria in the UK, and associated correspondence
6 volumes and 1 file of enclosures
FBC/6/13   March 2002
Report prepared by AEA technology Environment for the FBCA on the 'Assessment of the Composition of Cremator Ash'
1 volume
FBC/6/14   undated [1994]
'Odour Measurement and Control - An Update', Contract Report produced by Warren Spring Laboratory
1 file
FBC/6/15   1992
'Emissions into the Air and Chimney Height Assessment for Weymouth Crematorium', report produced for the Borough Engineer Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
1 file
FBC/6/16   1997
'Study to Establish the Efficacy of Selenium Ampoules for Reducing Mercury Emissions from Crematoria' produced by Entec for the Department of the Environment entitled and cover letter to John Luby
1 volume and 1 enclosure
FBC/6/17   4 September 2001
Report entitled 'Monitoring of Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Nickel and Mercury around Industrial Sites' by Stanger Science and Environment
1 volume
FBC/6/18   2003-2004
Final Report- draft for consultation by Entec UK Limited entitled 'Development of UK Cost Curves for Abatement of Dioxin Emissions to Air', circular letter for a response to Government Position Paper 'Dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in the UK environment', and Draft for consultation of 'A Report to the Chemicals and Biotechnology Division of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)'. All originally together
1 volume and enclosures
FBC/6/19   October 2002
'Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs in the UK Environment Consultation document'
1 volume
FBC/6/20   2003-2004
'Scheme for the Recycling of Metals Following Cremation' by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, and covering letter
1 file
FBC/6/21   2004
Consultation document on 'Protecting people and the environment from hazardous chemicals' and covering letter
1 volume
FBC/6/22   March 2003
Secretary of State's Guidance 'General Guidance Manual on Policy and Procedures for A2 and B Installations'
1 volume
FBC/6/23   2001
'Eighth Report Cemeteries' Volumes 1 and 2 produced by Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee for the House of Commons
2 volumes
FBC/6/24   1998-2003
The Shipman Inquiry, second and third reports and A Discussion Paper - Developing a New System for Death Certification. See also FBC/5/81 for copies of the First and Fourth Reports
3 volumes
FBC/6/25   2001
'Report of the Home Office Review of Death Certification' and covering letter
1 volume
FBC/6/26   2003
'Death Certification and Investigation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland The Report of a Fundemental Review 2003' and covering letter
1 volume and 1 enclosure
FBC/6/27   July 2002
'Human Bodies, Human Choices The Law on Human Organs and Tissue in England and Wales, A Summary Consultation Report'
1 booklet
FBC/6/28   2014
Mortonhall Investigation Report and separate Section Five: Individual Cases
2 volumes
FBC/6/29   June 2016
'Report of the National Cremation Investigation' commissioned by the Scottish Government
1 volume
FBC/6/30   September 2017
'Death, Dying and Devolution', Institute for Policy Research Policy Brief September 2017, annotated 'Brendan Day'
1 volume