"Your Arnos Vale – A people's history of Arnos Vale Cemetery"
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust has announced the launch of an oral history project, funded by the award of a grant of £35,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and match-funded by the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery.
About the Project
Your Arnos Vale – a people's history of Arnos Vale Cemetery is a 12-month community oral history project to commemorate the twentieth century heritage of Arnos Vale through a gathering of people's memories of the cemetery, spanning the past 25 years.
The project, supported by the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery, The Post newspaper, M Shed, the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, was launched at the Friends of Arnos Vale's 25th Anniversary celebrations on 7th October 2012 and will run until September 2013.
What is happening
The project aims to collect 30 interviews from Friends and members of the public who were involved in the campaign to save Arnos Vale in the period 1987-2003. It will also capture memories associated with Arnos Vale over the years from a range of visitors and users.
Visitors are invited along to Four FREE public events at the cemetery in spring 2013:
Sunday 10th March 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 14th April 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 12th May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 9th June 10:00am – 4:00pm
The oral histories gathered in the project will be edited into sound clips for visitors to hear in audio posts across the cemetery, plus downloadable apps for android and iphone, online podcasts and an accompanying trail leaflet. The oral histories will also be added to the cemetery's historic archive and the oral history collection at M Shed.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Tell us your story
We want to find out from you, in your words, why Arnos Vale means so much to you. This could be because of family – do you have a family grave here? Or a local connection – are you a neighbour? Perhaps you have fond memories of the cemetery as a childhood playground or it was the site of a pivotal life moment for you? Were you part of the campaign to save Arnos Vale? Did you sign the council petition? Were you part of the "Arnos Army" or member of the Friends? For any of these reasons and many others, we would love to hear from you.
For more information about the project, please email:
YourArnosVale@arnosvale.org.uk or telephone 0117 971 9117.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013
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