Thursday, September 08, 2011

National Heritage Open Day at Deane Road Jewish Cemetery.

This historic Liverpool cemetery in Kensington will be open on Sunday 11th September from 10am - 4pm as part of the national Heritage Open Day programme.

Deane Road Jewish Cemetery is a fascinating final resting place of many of Liverpool's leading entrepreneurs, scientists and artists of the Victorian age.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, plans are being developed to restore the cemetery, creating a visitors centre and formal garden, with improvement works to the Grade II listed entrance and surrounding walls.

There will be a guided tour at 10.30am although visitors may make their own way round at other times during the day. The architect will be available at noon to talk about the plans for the restoration and the gardener will be available all day to talk about the work that she and her volunteers are currently undertaking.

The opening will also allow a further opportunity for those photographers and artists who are currently creating pieces for our future exhibitions to visit and continue with their work.

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