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Never leaving a stone unturned!

July 27, 2009
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Never leaving a stone unturned!

Half-a-day for the photography – then comes the real work….. It’s just over 4 months since we visited The Balls Pond Road Cemetery and we’ve been working flat out on processing the photos ever since. So why do we still have three times as many on our “to-do” list, as we have completed and...
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Co-incidences, WDYTYA, Dreyfus and Balls Pond Cemetery!

July 16, 2009
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Genealogist should be used to co-incidences and synchronicity, but it still came as something of a shock when I suspended work on transcribing the stones in the Balls Pond Road Cemetery and switched on the TV to watch  the 1st  in the latest BBC series of Who Do You Think You Are. Davina Mcall‘s...
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Balls Pond Road London? Or Ayres Quay Sunderland? Which is the true burial place of David Johnasson?

June 29, 2009
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Balls Pond Road London? Or Ayres Quay Sunderland? Which is the true burial place of David Johnasson?

The cemetery at Ayres Quay Jewish Cemetery in Sunderland, presently classed by Jewish Heritage UK as a “site at Risk” was closed in 1856. However, a space was reserved for a memorial to David Johnasson, a local landowner, ship owner, owner of the Usworth Colliery, and a senior member of the community, who died...
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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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Website error: Hannah Montefiore

June 8, 2009
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Among the photographs kindly donated by Dr. Helen Fry, was one from the Exeter Jewish Cemetery for Hannah Montefiore, wife of Moses d’Ancona. The inscription on her stone reads “Hannah relict of Moses Ancona daughter of Moses Montefiore died April 25 5599 ages 71. From the Hebrew inscription: Hannah bat Moshe … In a...
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Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

May 23, 2009
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Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

Well here goes with my first ‘real’ post. Its about an intriguing headstone we found at Brady Street. One of the more difficult to interpret as it included an Acrostic and a Gematria. The inscription was transliterated as: Creature of earth in his mother’s bosom… His gathering comes now … His fineness with those...
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