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    Firstly let me introduce myself and say what a great site/forum Yo Liverpool is. I work closely with Ross (Ross 08) to study local history and interests.

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    Let's get going then! Firstly, I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with any information on this 'disused' graveyard in Dean Road, which runs between Kensington and Edge Lane.



    I have visited the site and it appears to contain gravestones with what I would say could be possibly Jewish inscriptures on. Looks like nobody has been inthere for some time and access is prohibited.

    Any help greatly appreciated. Cheers, Stu.
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    Stewy, it is a Jewish Cemetery. Best website I know for info is the Payback Project

    Here's a couple of poor quality pics I took about 12 years ago.




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    Default Jewish Cemetery, Deane Road.

    It was consecrated in September 1837.
    Deane Road was then called Deane Street.
    It was closed in 1904 when Broad Green Cemetery opened.

    Above the entry it says: "Here the weary are at rest", which is presumably repeated in Jewish.
    Last edited by PhilipG; 03-16-2007 at 09:23 PM.

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    "Site Unavailable", ScouserDave.

    I've seen something online about that place but I'm not sure if it was that link....have to go digging...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewy C View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPathos View Post
    "Site Unavailable", ScouserDave.

    I've seen something online about that place but I'm not sure if it was that link....have to go digging...
    The Link I sent works fine as well as the history page, but some of the other pages are offline. This is a portion from the history page:

    " The cemetery on Deane Road is the property and responsibility of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation (LOHC). Prior to moving to their current beautiful building on Princes Road in Toxteth in 1874, the congregation had worshipped in a converted house at 133 Upper Frederick Street, the back garden of which was used as a cemetery as early as 1773. Burials continued there until the establishment of Oakes Street cemetery (close to the city centre) in 1802. The congregation moved from Upper Frederick Street to a new, purpose-built synagogue on Seel Street in 1808, and continued to use Oakes Street cemetery. However, this was small and an unsuitable resting place for members of a congregation rapidly growing in both size and wealth. It was later demolished in 1904.

    In 1835, a site on Deane Street in the Kensington district was purchased as a formal burial ground (it would not become Deane Road until 1865). A huge, ornate archway was built to serve as its entrance, made of stucco and stone, in the Greek revival style. The archway remains to this day, now as a Grade II listed structure. In front of this was an impressive driveway, with a small stone wall and cast iron railings with spear heads. The cemetery was consecrated and the first burials there occurred in late 1837, continuing on a regular basis until 1904. For more details on the sources of information on the number and names of those interred at Deane Road, go to the Register section of this site."

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    Thanks for that.

    Just something I was interested to look into. Some useful information there.
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    Default Kensingtons Jewish Cemetry

    This is the entrance to Kensington's Jewish Cemetery, it's opposite the Lidl, there is talk of it being re-opened to the Public


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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    This is the entrance to Kensington's Jewish Cemetery, it's opposite the Lidl, there is talk of it being re-opened to the Public
    How do you mean "re-opened to the public"?
    It's been closed for over a century, presumably because it was full.

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    To walk around and visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    there is talk of it being re-opened to the Public

    Who are your sources Droney? This is news to me. The Payback Project are still searching for funding to get it back into a reasonable state and if it's opened to the public, the place will just get vandalised.

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    I was talking to a guy who was unlocking the gates he had just finished cleaning up the site with the help of young offenders from NACRO (National Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders) he was saying he hoped to get funds to repair the arch and open the site to the public.

    He gave me his card If I Find it I will post his home site here.

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    I think what the lad meant was that after the re-consecration, there'll be guided tours around the cemetery.

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    Perhaps a bit of clarification is in order.
    When cemeteries are "Closed", it usually means closed for further burials, but relatives would still be allowed to visit the graves.
    Whether Jewish cemeteries are more private than other denominations I wouldn't know.
    Even though I'd like to wander round, I don't think it's a good idea to open it as a "public park".


    Just read Dave's post.
    Guided tours sound great.

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    i would love a guided tour.
    I think we are extremely lucky in Liverpool with the historic, park-like cemeteries of Victorian times.
    St James', Toxteth, Anfield, etc to name a few

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    i would love a guided tour.
    I think we are extremely lucky in Liverpool with the historic, park-like cemeteries of Victorian times.
    St James', Toxteth, Anfield, etc to name a few
    I understand from the Rabbi at Prince's Rd Synagogue Toxteth that the founder of Lewis's Department store, one David Lewis, is buried at this cemetery. As well as owning the nationwide chain of Lewis's Department stores, he was a well known 19th C Liverpool philanthropist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    I understand from the Rabbi at Prince's Rd Synagogue Toxteth that the founder of Lewis's Department store, one David Lewis, is buried at this cemetery. As well as owning the nationwide chain of Lewis's Department stores, he was a well known 19th C Liverpool philanthropist.
    Thats very interesting Taffy
    I wonder if David Lewis's ancestors are aware of this?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    Thats very interesting Taffy
    I wonder if David Lewis's ancestors are aware of this?!
    I suspect his descendants might know !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    I suspect his descendants might know !!!
    They might. They also might be willing to put forward some capital to restore the place, if they have any, is more in line with what I was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    They might. They also might be willing to put forward some capital to restore the place, if they have any, is more in line with what I was thinking.
    Possibly. Really it's up to the old Hewbrew Congregation at Prince's rd Synagogue who own the cemetry to maintain it. Though I suppose the poor state of the Deane Rd Cemetery is no diffferent from the poor state of St Nicholas's Liverpool Parish Cemetry at Walton which is much much larger . This parish doesn't have the money to look aftre the cemetery either.

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    welcome Stewy I lived in Kensington in the early 90s and got into this cemetery with a friend. It was so grossly overgrown and spooky but was cleaned up soon after to a not so spooky state. It looks like someone has got a weather eye on it.

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    DEANE Road cemetery opened in 1837.
    Jun 25 2007
    by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

    It was last used for regular burials in 1904, but the final funeral in a reserved plot took place in 1929.

    Its most famous occupant is David Lewis, who founded Lewis’s department store and died in 1885.

    Also buried there is Moses Samuel, whose business was turned into the H Samuel jewellers and Liverpool’s first Jewish mayor, Charles Mozley.

    Although there are 750 headstones, it is thought 1,723 people are buried there - including around 900 unmarked graves of babies and infants.

    Source: icLiverpool

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    Forgotten cemetery gets clean-up in city’s facelift
    Jul 26 2007
    by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

    A LONG-forgotten Jewish cemetery was given a thorough makeover as part of a big clean-up of a Liverpool community.

    The 170-year-old plot in Deane Road, Kensington, was one of several sites spruced up by a host of environmental workers.

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    Nice one Howie, cheers. I've never visited this before, it may be a good chance to.
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    Anyone know of any news on this place?

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    My brother lives in Deane Road (on the opposite side from the cemetary and a bit further down). It is set back and hardly noticeable.
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    ONE of Liverpool’s Jewish cemeteries will hold an open day this month.
    Jun 4 2008
    by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

    The Deane Road cemetery in Kensington will throw open its gates on June 18.

    The cemetery, which opened in 1837 and closed in 1904, had fallen into disrepair before recent continuing refurbishment.

    It is the final resting place of some of Liverpool’s best-known entrepreneurs, including David Lewis, pioneer of Lewis’s, and Moses Samuel, founder of H Samuel.

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    Some images taken on the 18 June 08' showing Deane road Cemetery (Hebrew)

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    Baroness Miriam de Menasce (1851-1890)
    Baroness Miriam de Menasce was born Miriam Gollin in Liverpool on 9 February 1851, the second of ten children of Bearman Gollin and Mary Marks. Bearman and Mary were both born in London but married in Liverpool in 1848, under the auspices of Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation. The Gollins were prominent in the local community: Bearman served as Junior Treasurer of LOHC in 1855-56 and Junior Warden 1862-63. Bearman gave 60 guineas to the fund for the building of Princes Road synagogue in the mid-1870s and Mary gave 2 guineas. Their sons donated in their memory an impressive set of silverware to adorn a Scroll of the Law at Princes Road, which is still displayed there today.
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    Showing the overgrowth affecting the Cemetrey


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    This marker shows a Jewish blessing, when Lenoad Nemoy, was cast as
    Spock in star trek e was asked to come up with a greating much like a
    salute, he used the blessing with one hand and the rest is history, Live Long and Prosper.


    This was the first burial in the Cemetery


    A View of the state of some of the Graves


    Dr Sigismund Lewis (c.1820-1899)
    Sigismund Lewis obtained his medical degree in Berlin in 1846 and practiced in Hamburg before settling in Liverpool during the 1850s. During the following 40 or so years this erudite and kindly doctor acted as a one-man health service to the Liverpool Jewish community and was appointed honorary medical officer to virtually all of the community’s welfare institutions.
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    David Lewis (1823-1885)
    David Lewis was born David Levy in London, the son of Wolfe Levy, a Jewish merchant. David had at least one brother, who emigrated to Australia in the 1840s. In 1839, he moved to Liverpool to work for Benjamin Hyam & Co, a firm of tailors and outfitters. Within 18 months, he was appointed manager of the Liverpool branch and, in 1842, he was placed in charge of opening new branches in Scotland and Ireland and supervising existing branches.

    Lewis started his own business at 44 Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, in 1846, selling men's and boys’ clothing. Most of the clothes were made in his own workshop, as was common at the time, and he also designed new clothes, particularly knickerbocker suits. His customers were mainly working class, and had not been able to afford tailoring until that point.
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