Monday, November 22, 2010

Deane Road Jewish Cemetery community clean up day

November 12th saw a really terrific turnout at the Deane Road Jewish Cemetery community clean up day. Huge numbers of people turned up to help from all sorts of organisations, Business in the Community, the Police, Riverside HA, and another one beginning with "A" who did a particularly good job, just need someone to remind me of their name so that I can thank them properly, and the contractors for Riverside HA, the probation service, the YOT,  council staff and all manner of wonderful and supportive volunteers. I am still waiting for the write-up and will post it up when I have that with full details of all of the participators. Thanks so much to everyone, you were terrific. It was nothing short of a miracle, the amount of work you all achieved.

But what I really wanted to do was share some of the wonderful photographs with you.
We are hosting a tour later this week for the HLF committee and then we wait with bated breath to learn the fate of our HLF bid early in December. This could be MASSIVE! Keep it all crossed for us.

The driveway smartened up and ready for planting

 A view of the portico and neat driveway

Miriam de Menasce tomb looking fabulous, following restoration

Hard at work!

Below, volunteers, watched by an excited Saul Marks, discover a grave we have never seen before, under the grass.

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