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Cefn Coed Y Cymmer, Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Cemetery

December 15, 2012
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The Glamorgan FHS have produced a booklet of the inscriptions at this cemetery and some headstones can be found on our website here Thanks to Lynn Saunders we can provide below a slide show of photos taken at Cefn Coed y Cymmer.
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Terezin Jewish Cemetery and camp

December 15, 2012
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In memory of those killed in the Holocaust. Photos copyright L Saunders  
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Prague – Old Jewish Cemetery

December 15, 2012
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The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague  was in use from the early 15th century to 1787. Photos copyright L Saunders
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Streatham Jewish Cemetery

December 14, 2012
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Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery opened in 1915. Photos copyright L Saunders.  
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Almorah Cemetery (Jewish Section) St Helier Jersey Channel Islands

August 21, 2012
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We are grateful to Anna Baghiani of the Societe Jersaise www.societe-jersiaise.org  for providing us with photographs of the 9 remaining stones from this cemetery, along with a great deal of background material. Many of these individuals, such as David CRAWCOUR were connected to families buried on mainland Britain and already recorded on our database....
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East Ham Cemetery, Marlow Road

July 17, 2012
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In January there was a mini-tornado blew across the cemetery causing damage to a number of headstones and causing others to be unstable, mostly to the left of the Prayer Hall. The United Synagogue Burial Sociey probably have details of all the effected plots should you wish to check on family / ancestors’ headstones....
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168 Years on Lyon Samson’s descendants honour his memory

November 17, 2011
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168 Years on Lyon Samson’s descendants honour his memory

Lyon Samson died in Liverpool on 26 January 1843. His name and occupation, Optician, appear regularly in Gores Liverpool Directories 1823-1844 and in the more exclusive Baines Lancashire Directory 1823\4  He is also listed in the Liverpool Poll Book 1832 Sampson,Lyon,Optician,Roden Place, Percy Street, Liverpool. A man of substance, one would suppose; yet he...
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The Restoration and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries – some welcome news.

May 31, 2011
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In our recent blog, The Future of our Cemeteries – the debate continues. We wrote “It is not enough to  stand idle and wring ones hands. The Deane Road project has led the way. The 250th anniversary of the Brady Street Cemetery would be a good time for others to take up the challenge.” ...
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The Future of our Cemeteries – the debate continues.

May 26, 2011
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On Tuesday 24 May, The Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks visited the Jewish Cemetery in Brady Street, where he led a short service to mark the occasion of its 250th anniversary, as reported in the East London Advertiser. Opened in 1761  this pleasant, tree filled burial ground has survived the centuries and now forms a...
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Quakers Lane Jews Burial Ground in need of help!

May 15, 2011
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Quakers Lane Jews Burial Ground in need of help!

The ground in Talbot Square, Norwich which is also called Glidencroft,  was acquired in 1813 by 4 members of the Jewish community,  Barnett Crawcour (Dentist), Henry Carr (Merchant), Israel Jacobs (Optician) and Colman Michael (Merchant) of Wymondham. It closed 41 years later in 1854 as a result of the Burial Act.   Reports of...
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