Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, is the first great Garden Cemetery in the South West, built in 1839. It is a place of firsts and is the last resting place of over 300,000 people.
Arnos Vale Cemetery is still a working cemetery today, but is now also a place for community, historic landscape, important green space and even a wedding venue.
Janine Marriott, the Public Engagement Manager, will take you on a whistle stop tour of this amazing place, giving you its history, its decline and recovery and will be sharing a few of the amazing stories of the site. Hear about a grave on the religious divide, a Hindu buried before the cemetery even opened and many more tales from the grave.
This talk will be held on Zoom. Once you have registered, a link to the event will be emailed to you, and a reminder link will also be sent 24 hours before. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues.
Janine Marriott’s role involves encouraging visitors into the cemetery and providing opportunities to engage with the place, the stories held there and the historic landscape. She began her career in teaching, moved on to museum education and has worked in a range of museums and heritage sites. Janine is also undertaking a part-time Doctorate in Heritage at the University of Hertfordshire, exploring public engagement in sites of memorialisation.
Arnos Vale is a registered charity, receiving no regular council or government funding. Now, more than ever, we are relying on your support. Please help by donating here. Thank you.