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February 19, 2021

Cleaner Caretaker vacancy

We are on the search for an active and energetic Cleaner Caretaker to join our team. The site, visitor centre and cafe have been experiencing particularly […]
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 […]
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
JKH-Articles-Clerkship

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 […]