November 13, 2010

Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale Cemetery stands in 45 acres between the A4 Bath Road and the streets of Knowle in Bristol. A campaign started in the 1980’s to stop the then owner’s plans to develop part of the cemetery for housing.  With massive local support including the Evening Post newspaper and the Bristol Council, the campaign succeeded.  A restoration programme was completed in 2010 with the aid of a grant of £4.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.The Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery’ work hard to support the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust which now manages the cemetery.