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    I was told by a nearby window-cleaner that the cemetery occasionally has 'open-days', not literally of course. Has anyone any idea how to find out when these would be ? Sorry, have just read a previous thread with info on the last one. Any idea when the next one will be ?
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    Thanks for the great photos and information, drone_pilot. I've just caught up with this thread.

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    [QUOTE=drone_pilot;136991]Some images taken on the 18 June 08' showing Deane road Cemetery (Hebrew)

    Showing the overgrowth affecting the Cemetrey


    I've only just noticed that this building is the Kensington Picturedrome.

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    Historic Jewish cemetery applies for lottery funding
    Feb 13 2009
    by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo



    ONE of Liverpool?s most historic cemeteries will be restored if a bid for more than ?200,000 of lottery money is successful.

    Deane Road Jewish cemetery in Kensington 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.

    The cemetery, which has around 750 gravestones, opened in 1837 but the last burial was in 1929 and it had become derelict before a new campaign to refurbish it was launched three years ago.

    Patrons include Liverpool solicitor Rex Makin, Lord Lieutenant Dame Lorna Muirhead, and actress Miriam Margolyes.

    MPs Louise Ellman and Jane Kennedy are also backing it.

    Cllr Louise Baldock, Labour member for Kensington and Fairfield and who is one of those heading the initiative, said: ?We?ve put together what I believe to be a really top-notch first stage bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    ?Everyone has played their part, writing different bits, organising the supporting paperwork - and even a special DVD - and we?ve now bid for ?220,000 of funds which if we are successful will see a total restoration of our cemetery.?

    If the application is successful the money will be used to replace, repair or refurbish the site?s boundary walls, gateposts, railings and front archway, and re-erect all the tombstones which are in good condition.

    The cemetery, which is the property of the Old Liverpool Hebrew Congregation, boasts a Grade II listed ornate archway entrance in Greek revival style and a driveway flanked by cast iron railings.

    Among others buried at the site are Charles Mozley, the first Jewish mayor of Liverpool, and painter John Raphael Isaac.

    It is hoped once restoration is complete the cemetery will be added to Liverpool?s heritage trail.

    For more details visit www.deaneroadcemetery.com

    Source: Liverpool Echo

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    Really interesting stuff. I love coming in here, the information about Liverpool is second to none.


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    Up until last year, when I read an article in the local press, I'd passed this place hundreds of times, and thought it was the front part was an old church facade. I had no idea it was a Jewish Cemetary. What a history our city has, and it keeps revealing itself.

    Would love to go to the next open day - but hope that a guide would be available who could read Hebrew - so I'd know who the various gravestones belong to.

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    I look forward to the next open day also, I would like to see the memorials to some of our more famous 'shop keepers'!

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    Hi all

    Good to know that efforts are being made to preserve an important bit of Liverpool history!

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    Hi Stu i hope i have the right thread ( dodgy on pcs) i have a booklet on the cemetery + was not sure whether it was copywrite, and it is but iff you TYPE in The David Lewis Story 1823-1885 by A L M Cook it should bring up a site on it lets know how it goes, as i am very interested in the Lewis story as he was probably one of liverpools poor greatest benefactures and i used to appear on his theatre ( the best in liverpool) the David Lewis, cheers jim. p s iff anything is wrong forgive (first post)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimblack View Post
    Hi Stu i hope i have the right thread ( dodgy on pcs) i have a booklet on the cemetery + was not sure whether it was copywrite, and it is but iff you TYPE in The David Lewis Story 1823-1885 by A L M Cook it should bring up a site on it lets know how it goes, as i am very interested in the Lewis story as he was probably one of liverpools poor greatest benefactures and i used to appear on his theatre ( the best in liverpool) the David Lewis, cheers jim. p s iff anything is wrong forgive (first post)

    That's fine, Jim. Thanks for your contribution. I saw Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at the David Lewis when I was a schoolboy. It could be that you were one of the performers if our ages are right. I'm now age 61.

    All the best

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    Sad to see the graffiti on the gravestones!
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    It looks like a dead ball situation to me.
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    Liverpool grave of Lewis? Department Store owner, David Lewis gets a makeover
    Apr 23 2009
    by James Illingworth, Liverpool Daily Post

    THE gravestone of the founder of a famous Liverpool department store has been given a makeover.

    Restoration work to the resting place of David Lewis took place yesterday at Deane Road Jewish Cemetery, Kensington.

    David, who was the founder of Lewis's Department Store, in Ranelaigh Street, died in 1885 and his eight-foot high memorial has since become weather-worn.

    Cllr Louise Baldock, who is a volunteer helper at the cemetery, said: ?It is a shame that David's grave has got like this. The inscriptions on the stone have become very hard to read. Because it is so special and he is the most famous 'inhabitant' of our cemetery, we thought we should do something about it.

    ?We are in the process of restoring all of the gravestones, not just David's.?

    Volunteers at the cemetery are awaiting the results of their bid for a ?200,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a full restoration project.

    The cost of the work to David's gravestone has been donated by ex-Lewis's employee David Boydell.

    Source: Liverpool Daily Post

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    Wonderful to hear. Thanks, Howie.

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    Noticed the cemetery was open to the public today as I was passing so had a quick look inside.









    For further info on the restoration efforts, see www.deaneroadcemetery.com

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    Stumbled upon this video taken recently ( September ).
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    looking back on past posts i have found more info-brilliant!!! Its just an amzing looking structure-thank goodness it is listed or it would be gone by now. It should be reopened but maybe then it would get damaged. zIt looked like it needed some tlc-does anyone look after it at all???

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirleya View Post
    Thanks all
    looking back on past posts i have found more info-brilliant!!! Its just an amzing looking structure-thank goodness it is listed or it would be gone by now. It should be reopened but maybe then it would get damaged. zIt looked like it needed some tlc-does anyone look after it at all???
    I understand the the Prince's Rd, Toxteth Synagogue congregation are active in trying to raise funds to restore the cemetery.

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    Hi everyone, it is lovely to see you all taking such an interest in our cemetery! There is lots of news for you, most of which you can get direct from the horse's mouth at www.deaneroadcemetery.com. A group of 7 local people formed a committee two years ago. We include two Jews, one from the Princes Road Synagogue and also a local Archivist, two people from the Kensington Regeneration staff, someone from the C7 Housing Association, a gardener and me - the local ward councillor. We have so far held two open days, which you have seen posts of on this thread and photographs. I am in one of the sepia photos, in a black hat.
    We have been working for 12 months now on a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and we have passed the first stage. Next week we are putting out a tender document to interested conservation people to see who might want to quote for helping us develop the second stage of the bid to the Lottery. We ultimately would like to raise about a quarter of a million pounds to pay for the restoration of the cemetery - its walls, facade, listed structures, graves etc. We hope then to open the cemetery more often for tours, and to schools etc. There is a Friends of Deane Road Road Cemetery you can join too, via our website where we also take donations. We have tried to get money from David Lewis's old store but they don't have any to give us. He didn't have children and left most of his money for local buildings in the city.
    Thanks for your interest! Best wishes, Louise

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    no problem. it is a spectacular looking frontage to the cemetery. have we any more older pictures of what it used to look like anywhere.???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise Baldock View Post
    Hi everyone, it is lovely to see you all taking such an interest in our cemetery! There is lots of news for you, most of which you can get direct from the horse's mouth at www.deaneroadcemetery.com. A group of 7 local people formed a committee two years ago. We include two Jews, one from the Princes Road Synagogue and also a local Archivist, two people from the Kensington Regeneration staff, someone from the C7 Housing Association, a gardener and me - the local ward councillor. We have so far held two open days, which you have seen posts of on this thread and photographs. I am in one of the sepia photos, in a black hat.
    We have been working for 12 months now on a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and we have passed the first stage. Next week we are putting out a tender document to interested conservation people to see who might want to quote for helping us develop the second stage of the bid to the Lottery. We ultimately would like to raise about a quarter of a million pounds to pay for the restoration of the cemetery - its walls, facade, listed structures, graves etc. We hope then to open the cemetery more often for tours, and to schools etc. There is a Friends of Deane Road Road Cemetery you can join too, via our website where we also take donations. We have tried to get money from David Lewis's old store but they don't have any to give us. He didn't have children and left most of his money for local buildings in the city.
    Thanks for your interest! Best wishes, Louise
    Wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to admit you own that fancy looking hat Louise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    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.



    These particular links don't work any more but I'm really interested in gathering all old photos of Deane Road Jewish cemetery if anyone has any, I'd be really grateful.

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    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/views...0252-29445663/

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    Look at the deane road website, contact Saul Marks
    he could help you for a small donation

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    Exhibition marks Jewish cemetery refurb

    Deane Road cemetery, which opened in 1837, is the final resting place of Liverpool luminaries such as David Lewis, the founder of the department store Lewis’s, and Moses Samuel, founder of H Samuel jewellers.

    The last recorded burial took place in 1929. Since then the derelict site has fallen into disrepair and become overgrown with weeds

    Now prints and paintings by local artists and photographers - and a temporary light installation by artist Robyn Woolston make up a new exhibition at Kensington Methodist Church.

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    *The exhibition is open Thursdays and Fridays 11am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm until 23 October. 294 Kensington Liverpool, L7 2RN

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    Cheers for that Howie,,,,,,my neck of the woods !......I will be taking a look at that one.


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    Suggest you enter 'Deane Road' in the search box in the header at the top of this page. A mine of info is available.
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