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Clifford P. Williams

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Paul Wigginton

Arnos Vale

Bristol, UK

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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© 2010 Paul Wigginton, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Taken from their website:

Queen Victoria was new to the throne when Arnos Vale Cemetery opened in 1839 as a "garden cemetery."

In the late 1980s, Arnos Vale reached a critical situation also experienced by other old private cemeteries – as burial space ran out, income dwindled, resulting in less money to pay for staff and much reduced maintenance. Many of the once-splendid memorials toppled and the grounds became over-grown as wind-born seeds of ash and sycamore took root, and paths and open spaces became choked with bramble, bindweed and knotweed.

In 1987, alarmed by a press report that the then-owners wanted to clear a large section for commercial development, a group of concerned local people came together to oppose the proposals and win long-term protection for the cemetery as a heritage asset.
http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/index.php

Location

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 51° 26' 29" N
Long: 2° 33' 52" W

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Canon 350D, Samyang 8mm, Manfrotto 55PRO, Hugin, Adobe CS4, Pano2VR
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