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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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Cardiff, Jewish Cemeteries

July 27, 2013
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Cardiff, Jewish Cemeteries

Please click on the photos for more information and note they are Copyright L B Saunders. The Ohel, Green Farm Road, is protected against vandalism and the plaques are from the Cathedral Road Synagogue which was sold several years ago.
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Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

March 28, 2013
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Inscriptions – With Hebrew or without?

In a recent article in the Jewish Chronicle ‘I didn’t want a traditional headstone for my father’s grave. But what was the alternative?’ Stephen Games describes how he commissioned a unique tombstone for his father, in strict conformation with the four prerequisites imposed by the United Synagogue Burial Society The initials pay nun (for “here lies”) The name of...
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Jewish Cemeteries of Devon by Helen Fry

February 24, 2013
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Jewish Cemeteries of Devon by Helen Fry

A guide to burials in the five Jewish cemeteries of Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay & Paignton   A catalogue of over 1,600 people buried in five Jewish cemeteries, dating from the mid-1700s onwards: the old burial ground in Magdalen Street, Exeter Exwick Jewish cemetery, Exeter Colney End Road in Paignton The Hoe Jewish cemetery,...
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