The Book of Remembrance is displayed on an anniversary system and is usually divided into 3 or 4 volumes to cover the year. Typically each opening shows one day of the year. Inscriptions are written by hand in a style of calligraphy chosen by the client, once established, this calligraphic hand is used throughout the volumes to achieve consistency in the appearance of the pages.
The Books are hand bound using traditional methods and materials designed to last for many years in much the same way as medieval manuscripts. The covers are made from leather or vellum and decorated with a Coat of Arms, if appropriate, or other suitable designs.
The Books are displayed in purpose built display cabinets. Inscriptions may be embellished with a badge or motif. These may vary from floral motifs and military badges to birds and animals and other personalised emblems. Miniature Books and Memorials Cards are also available.
In order that relatives and friends may see the inscription at anytime, and not just on the anniversary date, entries may now be viewed using the on screen memorials system. This shows a digital image of the inscription either on-line or through a screen in a cabinet in the Book of Remembrance room.Contact Us
Leather bound and gold embossed, loose leaf or sewn, Scribes Plus Ltd produces individually hand-bound Books of Remembrance in leather, designed specifically to suit the needs of churches and cemeteries. Covers are generally gold blocked with the name of the church or cemetery and a cross and are available in a variety of colours.
In order to maintain the quality and continuity of style in the calligraphy, we recommend that the Book or the loose pages are returned to Scribes Plus to add new inscriptions. Our team has many years’ experience in the production and inscribing of Books of Remembrance. Most of our Books are supplied with the cover gold embossed and the date heading of the pages already completed by one of our many skilled calligraphers. Should you require a Book with blank pages and/or a different cover treatment, please ring for a quotation.
Scribes Plus can also supply purpose built, lockable cabinets to display our volumes. These craftsmen built cabinets can be made in a variety of timbers to match existing furniture and surroundings.Contact Us
We make individual hand bound books for special occasions such as retirement & anniversaries. They are hand written and illustrated and may contain details of a person’s life or career. We make books for retiring Mayor’s for example. These document the story of their year in office, which makes a valued and unusual gift after what is a great honour.Contact Us
Miniature Books and Memorial Cards are also available. Both may contain a copy of the original inscription as it appears in the Book of Remembrance, inscribed by the same artists and craftsmen. They are suitable for sending to relatives and friends who may be unable to visit the Crematorium or as a personal keepsake.
Miniature Books are hand-bound, covered in grey suede and the cover embossed with the word ‘Remembrance’. They have several pages and may contain a number of entries and/or othersuitable wording, such as a favourite poem. Memorial Cards are available in three designs.Contact Us
Freedom Scrolls and Illuminated Addresses are produced by hand by expert craftsman in the finest tradition of medieval manuscripts. Usually written and illustrated on vellum or hand-made paper, Freedom Scrolls range from calligraphy only through to highly decorative formats such as the one shown here.
They may have a leather backing and be tied with ribbon and presented in a suitable casket, either made from timber or silver and suitably engraved and decorated. Alternatively, the manuscript can be presented mounted and framed. The calligraphy and illustration is carried out at our base at Hawkesyard Hall, once the home of Dominican monks who had their own scriptorium there.Contact Us
We can inscribe by hand in beautiful calligraphy all your Wedding Stationery needs. From invitations and envelopes through to place names and table plans. Why not make your wedding day that little bit more special with the perfect finishing touch to your arrangements.Contact Us
The use of natural timber veneers ensures that each plaque is unique and creates an overall impression of warmth, a feeling so often missing from other memorials. Arboria offers a unique fusion of precision engraved lettering and the craftsmanship of the illustrator. In addition to text, plaques can be embellished by motifs, either plain line drawings or alternatively illustrations enhanced by hand rendering in colour. Ceramic portraits may also be included in the design.
In designing Arboria, much attention has been paid to the ease of fixing and removal of individual plaques. Grouping individual plaques within a single frame offers numerous benefits such as:
Made from a granite effect solid surfacing material, the plaques are durable and aesthetically pleasing. Suitable for use outdoors or inside.
Athenia offers a unique fusion of precision engraved lettering and the craftsmanship of the illustrator. In addition to text, plaques can be embellished by motifs, either plain line drawings or alternatively llustrations enhanced by handrendering in colour. Ceramic portraits may also be included in the design.
In designing Athenia, much attention has been paid to the ease of fixing and removal of individual plaques. Grouping individual plaques within a single frame offers numerous benefits.Contact Us
We design, build and install a variety of cabinets suitable for displaying our Books. Cabinets may be a simple glass top on legs for displaying a single small book for a church or more elaborate to display several volumes at a crematorium. Additional features can include fibre optic lights, fire resistant storage and gas stays for ease of lifting heavy glass tops.
Whilst most are made in a variety of timbers, other materials such as aluminium are also used – the material used for the cabinet will marry with its surroundings.Contact Us
In addition to display cabinets Scribes Plus welcomes enquiries for other furniture such as catafalques, lecterns and pews. Shown here is the extension to the Chapel at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium where a series of pews were made to match the existing ones together with the upholstery. We also produced wood panelling to match the existing and some doors and window frames.Contact Us
Scribes Plus has been working closely with Civil Ceremonies Ltd to produce a range of registers for new ceremonies recently introduced by Government.
The range includes Citizenship, Civil Partnership, Renewal of Vows, Naming Ceremonies etc. The books are loose leaf or bound, leather covered, gold tooled and supplied in a presentation box.Contact Us
We make Visitors books which can have pre-printed pages with space for name, address, comments etc. The books are covered in soft suede or can be hard backed and covered in leather with suitable wording embossed on the front.
In addition we can bind books for special and distinguished visitors where each entry can be hand written in calligraphy.Contact Us