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Crematorium on camera
Grenoside Crematorium
Grenoside Crematorium now has a webcam system

A new webcam system has been installed in a crematorium chapel in Sheffield so that relatives or friends who cannot attend a funeral can watch the service live online.

It is a new innovation introduced by Co-operative Funeralcare based at Grenoside Crematorium.

Those unable to access a computer for the live service can ask for a DVD.

The webcam service costs £60. Glynn Jones who manages the crematorium, says it is already proving popular.

"It is ideal for older people or those in hospital, as well as relatives who live abroad.

"Families and friends who can't make the service on the day for whatever reason can now be part of the service by viewing it live on the webcam."

Webcam security

Glynn Jones also says that the system is very secure. The family are given a personal username and password and it is up to them to distribute it to the people who would like to view the service live online.

Funeral at Grenoside Crematorium
Families and friends who cannot make the funeral can now watch online

No one else is given access to the webcam unless the family pass on the information. The password will never be used again.

The Co-operative Funeralcare's crematorium in Grenoside, Sheffield, is the only provider in Yorkshire to offer this new service, via The Wesley System.


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