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August 8, 2021

Secrets and symbols – the grave language of the Victorian cemetery

A walk around Arnos Vale Cemetery will give you lots of lovely epitaphs and sentiments to read.  However there is a whole other language on these […]
July 28, 2021

Picturesque Perfect – the lovely landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery

Arnos Vale: An Arcadian Landscape? This week we have a guest blog by Dr Lindsay Udall.  Dr Udall explains why the Bristol General Cemetery Company chose […]
June 17, 2021
Couple wearing masks in the woods

Front of House Assistant vacancy – June 21

Are you looking for a flexible role in weddings and events? Enter 45 acres of green space within the heart of Bristol. Arnos Vale is an […]
April 4, 2021
A sketch of Mary Carpenter

Happy Birthday Mary Carpenter, amazing social reformer

An ‘oosful’ girl Todays blog says Happy Birthday to Mary Carpenter; amazing social reformer, abolitionist, educator, suffragist (and secret feminist). Mary was born in Exeter 3rd […]
March 31, 2021
Charcoal burning in fire bowl

Our own charcoal for sale!

Our homemade traditional charcoal will soon be available to buy from the Gift Shop. The 100% natural charcoal is made in our ring kiln mainly from […]
February 27, 2021
Margeret May soaps made in the kitchen

We’re celebrating women with Margaret May Soaps!

During lockdown, while the shop is closed we are selling fabulous gift sets from MargaretMaySoaps from the Gift Shop using an “email and collect” service. These […]
February 19, 2021

Cleaner vacancy – June 2021

We are on the search for an active and energetic Cleaner to join our team. The site, visitor centre and cafe have been experiencing particularly high […]
February 7, 2021
Yellow dots on ash trees in Coombe Bottom

Chalara ash dieback FAQ’s

If you have recently visited Arnos Vale you will have noticed some changes in the landscape. This is due to Chalara ash dieback, a fungal disease […]
January 26, 2021

Using art to transition and transform grief and loss

This week, Jo our artist-in-residence explores transforming grief and loss through art. Why I made a decision to become an artist who doesn’t sell work (and […]
January 25, 2021
Logs and kindling for sale at Arnos Vale

Seasoned logs for sale

UPDATE: 13 Feb 2021 SOLD OUT. During lockdown we were selling our seasoned logs from the Gift Shop using an “email and collect” service. The logs […]
December 9, 2020
Looking up to a ash tree canopy at Arnos Vale cemetery

Meet the Artist in residence exploring our ash trees

The art of Ash trees Our artist in residence, Jo, has been spending time observing the changes happening in the landscape as we begin to chop […]
November 26, 2020
Robin singing

A message from our CEO

Well, WHAT a year! Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust has always been a charity willing to fight for the things that matter. This year we have fought […]
November 25, 2020
Turkey's tail at Arnos Vale

Fungi: who’s really in control?

Gold is the colour of Autumn. Watery sunlight filtered through honey. A return of shimmering birdsong in brave defiance of the cold. Ephemeral leaves nearing the […]
November 23, 2020
Christmas tree close up of branches

Our Christmas trees are here!

 A huge thanks to our glorious customers – all our trees are now sold! However, our shop is open Wed – Sun (10am – 4pm) with […]
November 20, 2020
Elle Ashwell showcase in the Anglican Chapel

Singing at Arnos Vale by Elle Ashwell

We asked Elle Ashwell, a singing coach, to describe what Arnos Vale meant to her: “I remember standing in the Anglican Chapel on one sunny December […]
November 9, 2020

Remembrance and renewal at the Great War Memorial

350 servicemen remembered at the Memorial Approximately 900 WW1 casualties are buried in Bristol cemeteries and graveyards.  There are over 350 at Arnos Vale cemetery and […]
September 22, 2020
Raja Ram Mohan Roy

The Raja: reformer, radical and religious

When you visit the cemetery, one of the most prominent tombs is the ornate Grade II* memorial of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. But who was he […]
September 17, 2020
Wedding guests standing apart on the Spielman steps

Weddings during COVID-19

Getting married over the last few months has been a challenge. When lockdown began on 23 March, weddings were banned affecting 73,600 ceremonies across the UK. […]
July 5, 2020
A path at Arnos Vale

Grave Associations – Part 2

The second blog by friend of Arnos Vale, Dave Napier: The paths of Arnos Vale Cemetery connect many graves of those who held positions of civic […]
June 17, 2020
Social distancing stensil

Phased reopening

Updated 13:00, 20 November The Bath Road gates are currently open from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday. The shop will be closed from the 5th […]