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Willesden Cemetery Open days & tours

United Synagogue Heritage have told us about two exciting new events taking place on Sunday 17th September 2017: Discover Willesden Cemetery with Open House London The United Synagogue’s first event with Open House London, the capital’s largest annual festival of…

Marc Chagall in Kent

For centuries before the creation of the great city museums and art galleries – the Louvre Museum Paris 1793, National Gallery London 1831, Prado Madrid 1819, people of all classes, from richest to poorest, were daily exposed to some of…

Meaning behind tombstone symbols

The article below shows the meaning behind: Cut tree – someone who has died young Acorn – Continuity of life or greater life after burial Ball – Cycle of life, eternity Vessel – the body is considered to be the…

War Memorials and Commemorations

We have recently added over 500 War Memorials and Commemorations to CemeteryScribes.com. With more to follow soon. These commemorations were placed by family, friends and IWGC / CWGC to those who died in the service of their country in the…

Stepney Infirmary deaths with burial place

A selection of death records showing the burial place in most of the entries, for the period 1901 to 1913. The majority were buried at Plashet Jewish Cemetery with some buried Edmonton and a few other cemeteries.

How to read a gravestone

Rivka Goldblatt of Jewishfamilyresearch has helped us by reading some Hebrew inscriptions, here she explains how she did it. We, at CemeteryScribes, are very grateful for her assistance. Old gravestones. Even worse, photographs of old gravestones. How to decipher them?…

Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery records – found !

The cemetery records for the Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery These were long considered to be lost but in the summer of 2015 they unexpectedly came to light. They consist of over 93 handwritten sheets on A2 size paper. In many instances…

SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD………

At 20.20 hours on 10 August 1941, an RAF Liberator took off from Ayr Scotland, destination Gander Newfoundland. 20 minutes into its flight, the plane crashed into a ridge on Mullach Buidhe, just North of Goat Fell, the the highest…