Month: June 2009

Restoration Projects: Make such a difference!

Who, in the Jewish establishment, is responsible for the Bancroft Road (Maiden Lane) Cemetery? The argument has raged for over 100 years. While that once historic burial ground has been reduced to a weed-covered desert and is now beyond restoration,…

GenPals Cemetery Project: Cut Off date

We have been asked many times why we do not include photos of headstones where the individual died after 1928. We took the view when we started this project, that while we want to record the information that has been…

Website error: Hannah Montefiore

Among the photographs kindly donated by Dr. Helen Fry, was one from the Exeter Jewish Cemetery for Hannah Montefiore, wife of Moses d’Ancona. The inscription on her stone reads “Hannah relict of Moses Ancona daughter of Moses Montefiore died April…

Workhouse burials?

A letter to the Hull Packet dated 29th Aug 1849 and printed in the Friday edition a couple days later describes the following situation. Arnold Eichborn, a penniless cabinet maker, had died earlier that week. Due to the distance his…