Arnos Vale, Wed 10 Dec 2014

Arnos-ValeAlan Bambury on the architecture, sculpture and symbolism of a Victorian garden cemetery

Arnos Vale Cemetery was created in 1837. In this well illustrated talk, Alan looks at the different architectural styles of the buildings, and considers the many different types of monuments and their significance. He then discusses the religious and other meanings behind the various carvings found. Finally he will give examples of epitaphs – some sad, some humorous and others informative.

Alan and his wife are Friends at Arnos Vale Cemetery. Alan volunteers as a heritage tour guide, and clears ivy from some of the major monuments, and Jane, his co-writer, volunteers in reception and carries out burial searches.

7.30pm Upper Meeting Room, Friends Meeting House, Hampton Road , BS6 6JE Members £2 (voluntary), Non-members £5. Booking not required.

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