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Funchal Jewish Cemetery

June 28, 2014
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Funchal Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery in Funchal, Madeiria faces the sea and has been damaged by erosion. From the plaque above the entrance it dates back to 1851. Sadly some graves may have fallen into the sea. All photos are copyright Lynn Saunders.   Our thanks, as always, to Lynn for all his efforts
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Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – update

June 19, 2014
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Here are some photos taken recently of Bancroft Road Cemetery. We have written a number of articles on the state of this cemetery and these show that some tidying up has been done. Previous articles: BANCROFT ROAD Updated records Bancroft Rd Jewish Cemetery – Susie’s mission Bancroft (Maiden Lane) Cemetery – More names found...
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Benjamin and Isabella .. who?

May 7, 2014
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We were recently contacted by a sharp-eyed researcher who suspected we had a duplicate entry for Benjamin Woolf. Normally, such duplications are relatively easy to look into, albeit administratively very much harder to rectify! But not so in the case of Benjamin Woolf. In the first Family group we have his wife listed as...
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Julia and Edward Laurine

March 18, 2014
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Julia and Edward Laurine

The serendipity of the random Google Search occasionally drops an unexpected sugar plum in your lap.. One such dropped into ours recently: a book entitled “An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs, Volume 2”  By Thomas Faulkner. Published in 1829, this delightful work  includes a whole section on the Jewish Burial...
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Jewish Cemetery of Etterbeek in Wezembeek

February 23, 2014
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Photos from Etterbeek Cemetery, Jewish section:
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Dieweg Jewish Cemetery Brussels

February 22, 2014
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Photos from Dieweg Cemetery, Jewish section:
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CemeteryScribes – What we do, and what we don’t do

February 8, 2014
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We set up The CemeteryScribes project  in 2008.  Our aim was  to photograph and record the information inscribed over the centuries on headstones across the country before its irrevocable loss to the ravages of acid rain, urbanization, neglect and vandalism. Since that time, we have photographed many thousands of stones in over 100 burial...
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BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

October 23, 2013
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BANCROFT ROAD Updated records

What makes The Old Hoxton Cemetery and the Bancroft/Maiden Lane Cemetery different from all the other cemeteries that appear on the CemeteryScribes website? The answer is simple: If you go to http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=14&tree= you will not see a single picture of a tombstone and at Bancoft/Maiden Lane http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=9&tree= only a very small percentage of the...
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Is this the smallest Jewish place of burial in the UK?

October 16, 2013
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Copyright Dr Helen Fry

In the course of our travels around the UK, we have visited many Anglo-Jewish burial grounds, from the peaceful walled historic London cemeteries in Aldernery Road and Brady Street  to the sloping, depleted expanse of West Ham, but nothing compares with the elegant memorial to one of Anglo-Jewry’s foremost personages. Sir Moses Montefiore and...
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Jewbury, Medieval Jewish Cemetery, York

August 22, 2013
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Jewbury, Medieval Jewish Cemetery, York

In 1177 Henry II gave a licence for Jewish communitites to have a burial ground in any city in Great Britain. The Jewbury cemetery is about an acre in size and is now beneath a car park. The site was excavated in 1982 and said to contain around 1000 burials. The remains of 500...
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