Arthur Melville Grave Restoration Project  

Project Launch Information

November 2022

Good morning all, I am very pleased to tell you that the stonemasons at Haven have repaired the broken headstone, desecrated in the 1970’s and whilst it will never be perfect, it is now back in place with the grave kerbing fully restored and reset in its original place.

It again sits in ‘perfect isolation’ in the heathland outside of the main cemetery amongst the purple heather. We are soon to prepare the signage to explain the grave to the many dog owners and casual walkers who will now discover it for the first time, and thus learn about Arthur Melville and his art.

The attached pictures on a foggy wet morning do not do full justice,

Thank you all for your wonderful support and interest.

Kind regards,

Jon Leech, Treasurer

The Brookwood Cemetery Society.

September 2023

A service of re-dedication was held In September. Unfortunately due to the limited access, attendance was limited to the family and the project supporters.

We will be visiting the grave on future walks in 2024.

Link to the Programme handed out on the day

Part 1 Introduction, About Arthur      

Part 2 Poetry and Music                   

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