George Arliss Grave Site Restored!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce at long last the restoration of the final resting place of George and Florence Arliss. Their grave site at Harrow Weald Cemetery, located outside of London at Middlesex, has long been in need of refurbishment and its restoration has been a long-cherished ambition of your blogmeister. Now on the 70th anniversary of Mr. A’s passing, this project has been accomplished. Many thanks are due to the help and cooperation of Mr. Andrew Hall, a relative of Mr. A, especially with his providing the family permission to the cemetery to enable the work to be performed. Funding was provided through the generosity of an American funeral company, Service Corporation International. My request for its support was readily granted and I shall always be grateful to the officials of this company.

Now for the unveiling, at least electronically. To dramatize the restoration we shall show Before and After photographs. I am sure you will know which is which:
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Arliss Grave Restored June 2016 1

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Arliss Grave Restored June 2016 2

Many thanks should also to be given to the fine work of the stonemasons, P. Brant and Sons, Ltd.

Published in: on July 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM  Comments (6)  

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  1. Very exciting & deeply moving that this monument has been properly restored. Thanks for letting Mr. Arliss’s admirers know about ths!

  2. Wonderful news!! So happy to hear about this!! It’s about time Mr. and Mrs. A’s final resting place was restored Thank you so much for the update!!

  3. What’s to become of the original headstone?

    • This IS the original headstone, cleaned and refurbished. We moved up the name and added a new line so visitors would know about what Mr. A did during his time on earth.

  4. A rare and wonderful tribute for the ages. Well done!

  5. Great job Bob!


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