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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
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Our Christmas trees are here!

We’re overjoyed to say that our Christmas Trees are available again, this time with a ‘festive phone and collect’ service! What makes our trees special? By […]
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
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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 […]
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
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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
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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 […]