Our nineteenth century founders were deeply concerned about the appalling living conditions of workers in the then rapidly developing industrial Manchester. Many people lived in very overcrowded conditions and there was a need for more and more cemeteries. The Manchester Cremation Society, founded in 1888, believed that they should ‘Save the Land for the Living’ and that Manchester should open its own crematorium. The members of that Society were environmentalists before that term was invented!
The Company is still concerned today for the environment and makes sure that the Crematorium keeps ahead of all statutory requirements – constantly striving to improve standards and to embrace new techniques and technology. We have installed the most up-to-date system in the country which significantly reduces all the major pollutants given off by the cremation process. This means that the Crematorium already exceeded the standards required by the Environmental Protection Act which was implemented in 2012.