The Arnos Vale Cloisters which were built in the 1920s when cremation started at the Cemetery will be undergoing a period of restoration during September thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery. The donation in the name of the late Phyllis Brown will allow these essential works to take place with the help of our staff and team of volunteers.
A further donation of the site scaffolding which will enable the works to take place has been made by local firm CRBS Scaffolding without which the urgent project quite literally would not have been able to get off the ground.
Arnos Vale CEO, Mike Coe said, ” We are so grateful to the generosity of both the Friends and CRBS for enabling this work to take place at such short notice. Arnos Vale is at the heart of this community and we welcome all the local support we have received.”
The Cloisters will be reopened on October 1st with further work being undertaken by volunteers to research the history of those remembered on the walls.
Other projects planned for 2017 include path and ramp access improvements as well as renovations to the current visitor centre and we welcome all donations to help us continue to improve the site.