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Wolverhampton Jewish Cemetery – help needed

The following is an extract of a letter to the Jewish Chronicle (17 Aug 2018), detailing the state of Wolverhampton cemetery and the plans and hopes of The Council of Birmingham and West Midlands Jewry to clean and restore it.…

Mrs Estella Meldola’s prayer book 1805

The Prayer book belonging to Mrs Estella Meldola is currently being sold on an auction site, see here. With the kind permission of the seller we are adding photos here showing the signature and address of Mrs Meldola. Estella and…

Harry, Henry or Hartog Gompel De Groot

We have Harry G De Groot who died in 1872 and was buried at West Ham Jewish cemetery, on CemeteryScribes and until very recently had been unable to find anything more about him. He did not seem to appear in…

NORWICH JEW’S BURIAL GROUND- MEMORIALS

(With the kind permission of Philip Kirby, from his posts on Jewish Roots British-Genealogy.com) I am posting a summary of the names and inscriptions of the Jews buried in the ‘Jew’s Closed Burial Ground Quaker’s Lane St Martin at Oak…

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…