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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
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Phased reopening

Updated 17:30, 16 September We are now open from 9.30am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The shop will reopen […]
June 3, 2020
Graves at Arnos Vale

Grave associations – Part 1

Many who now occupy some 55,000 graves at Arnos Vale Cemetery lived in Bristol during their lifetime and lots of them were acquainted in life. Some […]
June 2, 2020
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Sir John Kerle Haberfield and “A House through Time”

We’ve asked Jane Bambury, one of our volunteers to tell us more about Sir John Kerle Haberfield and what inspired her to become a Research Volunteer: […]
May 27, 2020
Ash tree trunk exposed to show ash dieback

How Will Ash Dieback Affect Arnos Vale?

As a result of recent events we are now more well versed in the terminology of viruses and pandemics than we would ever have expected or […]
May 5, 2020
Logs in a heart shape at Arnos Vale

A huge thank you to all those that support Arnos Vale

On Tuesday 5th May 2020 we were proud to take part in #GivingTuesdayNow – a new global day of giving and unity and an emergency response […]
May 3, 2020

Listen to our Dawn Chorus

Today, on Sun 3rd May 2020 it’s Dawn Chorus Day! To celebrate we thought we’d record a dawn chorus from the heart of Arnos Vale. Sit […]
April 23, 2020
Hazel leaves at Arnos Vale

What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are currently facing uncertain times as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold across the UK. The current restrictions mean many people are unable to attend […]
April 6, 2020
Yellow Primroses at Arnos Vale in April

Gaia, Spring and the Cemetery Wildlife

The hazel blooms in threads of crimson hue Peep through the swelling buds and look for spring Ere yet a whitethorn leaf appears in view Or […]
March 26, 2020
Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale Cemetery

Wash your hands: historical edition

Content warning: pregnancy, birth, women’s medicine, disease, COVID-19, death, health and bowel movements. These days, we all know that it is important to wash your hands […]
March 11, 2020
Washing hands in water with soap

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 15:30, 27 May From Monday 1st June we will be opening the Bath Road vehicle and pedestrian gate from 10am -2pm on weekdays for mourners […]
February 25, 2020
Life, Death and the Rest) logo 2018

Life, Death (and the Rest) 2020

Life, Death (and the Rest) running from Thursday 5th to Sunday the 8th of March 2020 is our annual 4 day event of talks, workshops, tours […]
February 5, 2020
Wedding at Arnos Vale

Are you our new Wedding and Events Assistant?

Arnos Vale is a special place that people love, some say it casts a spell. We are an uplifting site of culture, history, nature, well-being and […]
December 26, 2019

A Wedding inspired by Wes Anderson

After visiting the annual Arnos Vale Wedding Fair, Charlotte and Mark found beauty in the unusualness of the Cemetery, they were blown away by the Victorian […]
December 22, 2019
The view into Arnos Vale with setting sun

Christmas opening times

What a year it’s been at Arnos Vale! Amongst other things we were recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best […]
December 17, 2019

Get toasty – firewood for sale

Warming winter firewood is on sale now from the grounds of beautiful Arnos Vale! Drop by the shop at the East Lodge on the Bath Road […]
December 12, 2019
Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale

Alice Clark campaigned for women’s rights

We have some fascinating lives to remember at Arnos Vale, for example: Alice Clark. She was born in 1874, into a family of Quakers and was cremated at Arnos […]
December 11, 2019
People walking towards outdoor screening at Arnos Vale

We’ve been recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Arnos Vale Cemetery has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The cemetery joins other green […]