As well as our scheduled tours and events found in our events list some of our volunteers are independent speakers who give talks either about or in connection with Arno’s Vale.
Talks by Alan & Jane Bambury
‘The Architecture, Sculpture and Symbolism
of a Victorian Garden Cemetery’
This well illustrated talk looks at the buildings and monuments found in a typical Victorian Cemetery and discusses the meanings behind the symbols and epitaphs carved on them.
The talk lasts approx. 60 minutes.
‘The Ashmeads of Bristol
A tale of Maps, Tragedies and Sewers’
This talk traces the life and times of the Ashmead Family through the 19th C and details their contributions to the development of Bristol. It is illustrated with many maps and pictures of
Victorian Bristol, and lasts approx. 70 minutes.
‘The Great and the Not so Good
Some of the less well known of Arno’s Vale’
This talk is a selection of stories of the less well known but nonetheless interesting men and women buried at Arno’s Vale. Some contributed to the city, some were brave and some less than well behaved.
The length of the talk can vary to suit your group’s needs. Each story is well illustrated and between 10 and 20 minutes long.
Please contact them directly for further information on the talks , their fees and booking:
Alan and Jane Bambury
Tel: 0117 9325323
Mobile: 07753 386135