Restoration Projects

Exeter Cemetery

November 5, 2012
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Looking through past articles on this blog, we note that deploring the state of some of our oldest cemeteries was,sadly, becoming something of a theme so, following on our May piece on the project at Ayres Quay in Sunderland it is good to be able to give you another good news story. Today, at...
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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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The Guardian exhorts us all to become “Guardians” of our heritage

December 31, 2010
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The Guardian exhorts us all to become “Guardians” of our heritage

It is rare to find a general newspaper article on cemeteries, let alone one that so exactly reflects the philosophy of our project at www.cemeteryscribes.com, but this piece in the Guardian of 30 Dec 2010 hit the nail square on the head. The article, based on a visit made by BBC Radio 4′s Today...
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Deane Road Cemetery – Heritage lottery Fund Success!

December 20, 2010
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The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £494,000 to Deane Road Jewish Cemetery in Kensington, Liverpool! The money is to be used to fully restore this wonderful cemetery, build a visitors’ centre to make it fully accessible to the public. We have previous reported on the restoration of Deane Road Cemetery here For more information...
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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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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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Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – Restoration Update!

December 13, 2009
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Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery – Restoration Update!

The good news keeps coming! Today we received confirmation from Leonard Shear that the restoration work is definitely being undertaken by the United Synagogue Burial Society. They will be levelling the ground, clearing all the rubbish, turfing the areas that need it, planting bushes and pruning the trees. All of this is ongoing and...
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Bancroft Road (Maiden Lane) Jewish Cemetery – Restoration project

December 10, 2009
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In Sept 2008 we received this email: “I am delighted to see this website. About 30 minutes ago I was walking the streets of Bethnal Green, and to my horror I came across a Jewish cemetery which was in a bad state of disrepair. I took photos and as soon as I got home...
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