Carleton Crematorium, together with the adjacent necropolis, Carleton Cemetery, is a graveyard located within the 'Greenlands ward of Blackpool with its main entrance on Stocks Road in [1 ] Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. It was opened on 18 July 1935. [2 ]
The building was created by Blackpool Borough architect, J C Robinson, who based his design on his own interpretation of the
Mausoleum of Mausolus. At the north door is a chapel containing Books of Remembrance, which note the names of all those cremated or interred there.
The site is located in Blackpool and partly in Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, the crematorium comes under the jurisdiction of Blackpool Council.
Notable cremations and interments [ edit ]
A number of notable people have been buried or cremated at the site. These include
Carleton cemetery [ edit ]
There are 88 Commonwealth service personnel of the
Second World War buried at the cemetery. [5 ]
Carleton crematorium [ edit ]
Ian Stuart Donaldson, Notorious white power singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Lennie Bennett, comedian and game show host. [6 ]
Charlie Cairoli, clown, impressionist and musician [4 ]
Bernie Nolan, Singer, TV personality.
Violet Carson, actress [4 ]
Jimmy Clitheroe, comedian [4 ]
John Comer, actor [4 ]
Reginald Dixon, organist [4 ]
Roy Gratrix, professional footballer [7 ]
Hugh Kelly, professional football player and manager [8 ]
Tony Melody, television actor [9 ]
Stan Mortensen, professional footballer [4 ]
Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator, botanist, and conservationist, best known for her children's books [4 ] David Maldwin Williams, Opera Singer
Commonwealth War Graves Commission have erected a white stone memorial near the crematorium listing 51 Commonwealth service personnel cremated here during the Second World War. [10 ]
Gallery [ edit ]
Jimmy Clitheroe's memorial tree
References [ edit ]