Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Valley of Angels

Yesterday we visited Arnos Vale Cemetery, where the first burial took place in 1839.  It fell into disrepair, but after running up in the BBC Restoration programme and winning £4.8 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the future's looking brighter.

Raja Rammohan Roy's Chattri
He was a Bengali reformer who died in Bristol in 1833

Military graves
I like the fact that no matter what their rank all servicemen are given the same size of headstone

The Atrium cafe  which serves yummy cakes
We had to take cover in a sudden heavy downpour


  1. Great photos Gai!

    What an interesting cemetery & such fab memorials!

    Sime would love it!

    Kay :)

  2. Hello, I came to your blog via your comments left on a post by The Frugal Girl over 2-1/2 years ago. (The one about how having 4 kids did not mean she was "un-green".) Your comments were so well-reasoned (in the face of many ridiculous comments by so many patting themselves on the back for having a lot of children) that I had to click on your photo and see who you were. At any rate, I have enjoyed looking through your blog and love the pictures. Bristol looks like a fantastic place. I haven't been to England since 1986 and even then it was just London and surroundings. I hope to take my son (11) to the UK some day and we'll check it out together. Best wishes to you all the way from Seattle, Washington, USA.

  3. @ The Smiths: Cemeteries are indeed fascinating places to visit. I'm looking forward to visiting the Necropolis (wonderful name!) on my next visit to Glasgow.

    @ Lilypad: Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you like it.
    I remember that Frugal Girl post and being similarly horrified by some of the comments.
    Bristol is a lovely city and well worth a visit, as is most of the West Country. We've just spent a week in St Ives, one of my favourite places in the whole wide world. Check out the photos in my latest post.