UK Cemeteries

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

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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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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Belfast City Cemetery – Jewish Section

March 12, 2011
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A free database of burial records, now available online, includes burials in the Jewish Section. See here The Jewish section was acquired in 1871: the first burial took place 2 years later on 2 Feb 1873, and the last on 11 Jun 1964. From 1884 to 1929 no headstones were allowed for those buried...
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UK Jewish Cemeteries at risk

January 8, 2011
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Back in 2008 Jewish Heritage UK reported on ‘Burial grounds at risk’ with a list of 9 Jewish cemeteries: Exeter, Bull Meadow London, Bancroft Road London, Hackney [Lauriston Road) Ipswich, Salthouse Lane Merthyr Tydfil, Cefn Coed Manchester, Prestwich Village Sunderland, Ayres Quay Swansea, Mayhill Wolverhampton, Cockshutts Lane And in 2009 the follwowing burial grounds...
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Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery

November 13, 2010
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Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery

We are delighted to announce the addition of  Tombstone photos from Brynmawr Jewish Cemetery which is part of the municipal cemetery in Harcourt Road. The Jewish section opened in Nov 1856. To see all the entries click here Our thanks to Dolores for donating these photos to us which have enabled us to now...
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Hoxton Old Burial Ground 1707 – 1960

July 4, 2010
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Hoxton Old Burial Ground 1707 – 1960

In 1960 the Hoxton Jewish Cemetery was destroyed, the remains were reinterred at West Ham Jewish Cemetery and that was that. When we photographed the area allocated at West Ham Jewish Cemetery (see here and here ) for those moved from their original burial place, we wondered whether there were any photos of the...
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Bancroft Rd Jewish Cemetery – Susie’s mission

June 24, 2010
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Bancroft Rd Jewish Cemetery – Susie’s mission

We have reported several times now on Susie Clapham’s mission to bring Bancroft Rd cemetery back to life or at the very least to undo years of neglect. Susie has written an article for JEECS (Jewish East End Celebration Society) covering her research of the cemetery and her plans for improvements. “SUSIE CLAPHAM has...
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Willesden Jewish Cemetery – additions to CemeteryScribes

May 16, 2010
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Willesden Jewish Cemetery – additions to CemeteryScribes

In Jan 2010 Cemetery Scribes reported on the Knowles Collection and the new site http://histfam.familysearch.org/index.php which includes ‘The Knowles Collection – The Jews of the British Isles’. Todd’s collection now holds over 75,000 people from 149 independant sources. Todd kindly gave us photos of tombstones at Willesden Jewish Cemetery and we are now delighted...
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Saving the past – Novo Sephardic Cemetery, Mile End

April 25, 2010
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We frequently receive comments from excited researchers who have found the tombstone of their great great ancestor on the CemeteryScribes web site. And we regularly get comments from our family and friends asking why we do it: why we spend endless hours photographing, cataloguing, researching and inputting all these tombstones. And, sometimes, we wonder...
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Gloucester Old Jewish Burial Ground

April 11, 2010
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The old Jewish Cemetery in Organ’s Passage Gloucester was finally cleared in 1938 when the land was transferred to Gloucester Council for use as a children’s recreation ground, and the remains transferred to the separate section in the new Gloucester Corporation Cemetery at Colney Hill The first burial in the Organ’s Passage ground took...
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