Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photograph appeal: Deane Road Cemetery, Kensington, Liverpool

As the plans progress for the restoration of the wonderful Jewish Cemetery on Deane Road, Kensington, we are making an appeal to the public for their help. Do you have any old photographs of the cemetery?

Because the cemetery was opened in 1837 and closed in 1905, it was not really a time for photography and we have very few. We have nothing to show us what the caretaker's cottage or prayer hall inside the walls looked like for instance.

We would be delighted if anyone who has any photos or etchings in their possession of any aspect of the cemetery, before or after it closed, showing any aspect;  gravestones, a funeral, the buildings, the beautiful listed screen wall at the front of the cemetery. Pictures will help us to understand how the cemetery has looked through its history.

If you can help, please email or write to me or Saul Marks at the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation at Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool L8

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