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Bancroft (Maiden Lane) Cemetery – More names found

March 15, 2010
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As our readers will know we have previously reported on the planned restoration to Bancroft (Maiden Lane) Jewish Cemetery, see here. Susie has continued in her mission to find as many names as possible of those buried in this cemetery and we are now able to add over 40 more names to the list...
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Wolverhampton Old Jewish Burial Ground (Cockshutts Lane)

January 31, 2010
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Wolverhampton Old Jewish Burial Ground (Cockshutts Lane)

We were recently contacted by Alan Isaacs who asked whether we would like copies of  some photos taken at Wolverhampton Jewish Cemetery. Our readers will know that the answer was a resounding “Yes please!” Alan, whose interests lie in electronics, has a virtual Radio Museum and also provides genealogy research services to some of...
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Bath Jewish Burial Ground – Restoration

January 16, 2010
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Bath Jewish Burial Ground – Restoration

A recent article in the Jewish Chronicle reports that the first stage of the £50,000 restoration work at the old Jewish Burial Ground at Combe Down had been completed. For more information go to the Jewish Chronicle article here CemeteryScribes has 26 tombstone photos taken at the Bath cemetery along with inscriptions for each...
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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

January 9, 2010
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Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery, London now complete!

We have added over 500 photos to CemeteryScribes.com taken at this cemetery. Each entry includes the tombstone photo, inscriptions and in most cases the immediate families of those buried there. Balls Pond was opened in the early 1840′s and is owned by West London Synagogue. It was described by Mrs Basil Holmes in ‘London...
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Tales from Chatham Jewish Cemetery

November 14, 2009
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There would appear to have been a couple of unusual burials at Chatham and, in one case, perhaps no burial at all. In the middle of Jun 1786 Mr Levi Israel a silversmith in Chatham, and lease holder of the Synagogue, received a parcel sent to him from London. The parcel contained a small...
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Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – a success story!

July 19, 2009
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Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – a success story!

When we first visited Brady Street Jewish Cemetery back in May 2007 we took photos of the memorial to Miriam Levy, a rare, perhaps unique, example of a Jewish memorial with a bust of a woman. This, presumably is an actual likeness of Miriam, who has been described as a welfare worker who opened...
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Restoration Projects: Make such a difference!

June 15, 2009
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Restoration Projects: Make such a difference!

Who, in the Jewish establishment, is responsible for the Bancroft Road (Maiden Lane) Cemetery? The argument has raged for over 100 years. While that once historic burial ground has been reduced to a weed-covered desert and is now beyond restoration, enthusiastic local activists have not only done, literally, ground-breaking work to restore the historic...
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Beyond the high wall, Alderney Road Jewish Cemetery

June 1, 2009
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It would have been around 1991 that I first visited the Jewish Cemetery in Alderney Road, London E., the oldest Ashkenazi burial ground in Britain, dating from 1696\7. We came upon it, quite by chance, on our way back from the Tower Hamlets Family History Library in Bancroft Road. There was a door in...
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Medieval Northampton Cemetery survey

May 29, 2009
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Medieval Northampton Cemetery survey

We were delighted a week ago when Marcus Roberts, Founder and Director of Jtrails contacted us to offer further information for use on the GenPals Cemetery Project website, which we hope to be able to add soon. Marcus supplied the definitive identification for the Northampton Stone in 1992, the only known example of a...
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