Author: CemeteryScribes

Names and their origins

This is the first in a short series we hope to be able to provide on names, family names and how they have changed over the years. Most Jews arriving in the UK following The Readmission would not have had…

Gloucester Old Jewish Burial Ground

The old Jewish Cemetery in Organ’s Passage Gloucester was finally cleared in 1938 when the land was transferred to Gloucester Council for use as a children’s recreation ground, and the remains transferred to the separate section in the new Gloucester…

Hildesheimer & Co

The German born Hildesheimer brothers along with the Tuck family [http://www.emotionscards.com/museum/raphaeltuck.html] were at the forefront of the fast expanding trade in Greetings Cards in Victorian England. Siegmund Hildesheimer was born in 1832 in Hallberstadt Germany and settled in Manchester in…

Willesden Cemetery; Art, Music and Literature

Willesden Cemetery , consecrated in 1873, acts as a bridge between the intimacy of the old, historic London Ashkenazi Burial Grounds – Aldernery Road,  Brady Street and Lauriston Road – enclosed within high brick walls, their modest, fading stones haphazardly…