Know your Arnos Vale
19 May 2012, 10 am
Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Image by Bob Pitchford
Arnos Vale Cemetery is one of the earliest and most important working Victorian cemeteries in the UK. It has functioned continuously for more than 170 years and is now the resting place for more than 300,000 Bristolians, with the remains and memorials of people from all social strata during this time – from Lord Mayors to the city’s paupers, industrialists, merchants, railway workers as well as internationally respected social reformers.
It is hugely significant for Bristolians as a place of remembrance, a site of local heritage and historic importance, and a very special and much loved landscape.
Come along and explore the history of this beautifully restored cemetery and contribute your own family photos, objects and memories to the Cemetery’s archive.
This event is organised in conjunction with the Arnos Vale Trust and the Friends of Arnos Vale and is part of the Know your Bristol series of events on local community heritage.
Admission is free and no booking required; people can come along any time between 10am-4pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own stories and objects.
Further information from tel: +44 (0)117 3318321 or email: email@example.com
Part of the programme of public events.