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About the crematorium

The Port Talbot and District Joint Crematorium Committee was constituted from four local Authorities and the admirable site on the banks of the Eglwys Nunydd reservoir was acquired for this important project.

The Margam Crematorium (the eighth to be built in Wales) was subsequently opened on May 1st, 1969. Situated near the Margam Interchange (four miles east of Port Talbot) it is convenient to both the main A48 (Swansea to Cardiff) trunk road and the M4 Motorway (Junction 38) which provides well for arrival and departures. The Motorway is well screened from the Crematorium to maintain the desired seclusion and tranquillity.

The crematorium at Margam conforms to similar projects only in the accommodation and facilities provided. The design and construction of the building is both unique and original; very careful, detailed and professional consideration was given by the Consultant Architects, the Engineer and the Joint Committee, and no effort or reasonable expense was spared in seeking to provide a service of the highest possible standard.

The Code of Cremation Practice instituted by the Federation of British Cremation Authorities (of which the Crematorium Committee is a member) will always be strictly applied in the day-to-day operation of the Margam Crematorium.