Tag: cemetery

Willesden Cemetery Open days & tours

United Synagogue Heritage have told us about two exciting new events taking place on Sunday 17th September 2017: Discover Willesden Cemetery with Open House London The United Synagogue’s first event with Open House London, the capital’s largest annual festival of…

SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD………

At 20.20 hours on 10 August 1941, an RAF Liberator took off from Ayr Scotland, destination Gander Newfoundland. 20 minutes into its flight, the plane crashed into a ridge on Mullach Buidhe, just North of Goat Fell, the the highest…

Quakers Lane Jewish Burial Ground, Norwich

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 of…

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…

Funchal Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery in Funchal, Madeiria faces the sea and has been damaged by erosion. From the plaque above the entrance it dates back to 1851. Sadly some graves may have fallen into the sea. All photos are copyright Lynn…

Julia and Edward Laurine

The serendipity of the random Google Search occasionally drops an unexpected sugar plum in your lap.. One such dropped into ours recently: a book entitled “An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs, Volume 2”  By Thomas Faulkner.…