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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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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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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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