Where did that black cat come from and where did it go to ??
Arnos Vale Cemetery is located in Arnos Vale by Bristol in England.
It was established in 1837 and the first burial took place in 1839.
Myself and Dai had only been together for a few weeks when we decided to visit Cheddar Gorge.
While there we decided that as Dai was following his family tree we would visit the above cemetery to see if we came across any of his descendants ;most of them bearing the surname ‘Tremlett.’
Here we go : -
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One light but very showery day
As Dai was following his family tree.
Looking for names in Arnos Vale
A cemetery somewhat spooky!!
Graves and tombs did surround us
And as we wondered to it’s heart
It became foreboding and haunting
And my heart gave many a start.
We read many names carved
We were looking for a’ Tremlett’
I carried on with back so straight
Very creepy the surroundings did get.
We went further on into brambles
So spooky and eerie it became.
Inch by inch I moved forward
To be brave I did always proclaim.
I heard a rustle right beside me
Like a slim knife piercing the light.
“What was that?!” I asked my Dai
But he was nowhere in sight!!!
I could hear a rustle and a crinkle
The hairs on my head stood up!!
I stood rigidly rooted to the spot
My mouth for just once zipped up.
Oh how I shook and quivered
As a pink mist fell on all !!!
Then quickly it disappeared
And a voice to me did call !!!
I stepped into years gone by.
Stood by a lady distressed !!
Tears of the broken hearted.
“Rose is my name .” she stressed.
She begged me please to help her;
So that she could rest in peace !!
Her lover’d been sent away
Her heartache had never ceased.
“I never again found him!”
” I need to lay these flowers.”
“Will you please do this for me?”
“He left in April Showers!!”
As quickly the mist dispersed
By my feet lay a posy.
I knew what I had to do
With yesterdays scent rosy.
By my side was a grey stone
With words so warmed by the sun.
“Sam never forgot his true love
Let them now rejoice as one.”
On this 4th day of April;
The year 1851.
I laid the flowers gently
In the sweet warmth of the sun.
I lay them down and whispered
“May you both now rest in peace.
Your message strongly survives
And your love will never cease.”
By my side appeared a black cat
And sent a message to my soul
“Thank you so much kind lady!”
“Your heart is so true and whole.”
The cat so simply vanished
But my heart felt a new glow.
Every time I tell this tale
The story will always grow.
Arnie. hope that you all enjoyed this story;which is true as far as that I spotted a black cat sat by a tomb stone ;Dai says he never saw it and this black cat then simply vanished.
The step back in time is fictional;but who knows ????
Whether or not there was a sign sent down to me on this very first trip or not I didn’t leave until I had found a black cat ornament or toy; and this is him who has pride of place on my fridge ;my very first trip away with Dai and also my very first fridge magnet which has since grown in number to how many I am not sure;I will have to count them all one day.
The most fitting name I could give my little black cat was Arnie: I look back on Arnos Vale with fond memories !!
I hope you all enjoyed this story.
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