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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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BOROUGH CREMATION SERVICE
The Borough Council, in October 1957, entered into an agreement
with the General Cemetery Company whereby a reduced standard charge of
four guineas would apply for each Chelsea resident in respect of whom
cremation was carried out at the Kensal Green Crematorium,. During
1960 these arrangements were made in respect of twenty-six persons.
In Great Britain the total number of cremations recorded last
year was 204,034, an increase of over 13,000 in the figures for
1959. The total for 1960 represented 34.71% of the recorded deaths
as compared with 32.30% for the preceding year.
It will be obvious from the following table that since 1952 the
number of crematoria has considerably more than doubled, whilst since
records were first maintained cremations have quadrupled.

The Progress of Cremation in Great Britain

YearNo. of CrematoriaNo. of CremationsPercentage of Deaths
19465850,1608.90
19475861,16010.47
19485864,29012.10
19495879,60713.86
19505889,55715.63
195159107,16117.43
195263107,69919.27
195368116,72820.76
195474125,52122.29
195582141,35324.37
195699153,23826.27
1957108163,36823.36
1958120180,07530.58
1959131190,81932.30
1960148204,03434.71
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