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Cemetery restoration moves ahead
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Three companies are to tender for the latest restoration work
The next stage of the restoration of Bristol's Victorian Arnos Vale cemetery is to get under way.

At a meeting on 10 January, the city council agreed to allow the cemetery trust to put out the next stage of the work to tender - worth up to 4.3m.

Financial support for the work is provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Bristol City Council and the Architectural Heritage Fund

Three specialist contractors are tendering for the latest stage of work.

Quentin Alder, chairman of Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, said: "The trust remains committed to ensuring all the key plans for Arnos Vale go ahead.

"These include the restoration of three Grade II-listed buildings - the Anglican Chapel, Non-Conformist Chapel and East Lodge, as well as the restoration of the magnificent tomb of Rajah Rammohun Roy."

In 2007, 4.8m of Heritage Lottery funding was secured to return the rundown site in Brislington to its former glory.



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