UK Cemeteries

Jewish Cemeteries in the UK, history, photos, general information, restoration projects.

Quakers Lane Burial Ground, Norwich

Quakers Lane 2015, Copyright H Sutton

We reported back in 2011 that the burial ground was in dire need of a clean up. The weeds and brambles were taller than the tombstones. We are delighted to announce that there has been a massive clean up and…

The Jews of Cornwall by Keith Pearce

We have no personal connection either to the book or to its author, but Subscribers to this blog might like to read this comprehensive review by Michael Jolles, member of the Council of the Jewish Historical Society of England and…

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…

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…

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…