Building begins on city’s Mausoleum

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A long-awaited mausoleum is one step closer to completion as construction started in Bletchley.

Bletchley resident Donato Distazio has campaigned for years for a mausoleum for the Italian community. He was able to witness the start work at Selbourne Avenue cemetery last week.

Mr Distazio and other members of the Italian community formed a committee and convinced Cemetery Development Services to design a structure to suit their community.

A site has now been leased within the existing cemetery at Selbourne Avenue, Bletchley by Mausoleum Management Limited who will operate the site. The mausoleum will be completed this autumn and will contain 96 crypts as well as niches for cremated remains.