• Visit Our Orthodox Jewish Cemeteries

    • Leeds Jewish Community
    • date: 09-03-2014
    • Publish by: Default Admin User

    Alan Tobias and Lee White have completed a massive project of photographing and cataloguing all the grave stones across our cemeteries. 

    There are now photographic records for UHC, BHH, Hill Top and New Farnley cemeteries on the JCR-UK web-site - click on the links to see it for yourself! 

    The link for the JCR-UK Leeds homepage is: www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Leeds.htm

    Click on the links to view each cemetery are:

    Hill Top            

    New Farnley    

    BHH  (Street Lane Gardens)              

    UHC  (Shadwell Lane)                 

     

    Well done to everyone involved including significant contributions by Malcolm Sender and previous work by the late Murray Freedman

     

    Update 04/02/2014:

     

    The cemetery data for both the UHC and BHH cemeteries were extensively tested before they were offered for upload to JCR-UK. However, it has come to light that, during the upload of data to JCR-UK, a number of random images and html files became corrupted (approximately 5-10% of the total). We are aware that a number of users have found some images and records are not being displayed correctly, or are not being displayed at all.

     

    In order to resolve this, we are having to check the status of each individual file in both the UHC (approx. 13,000 files) and BHH (approx. 5,000 files) and upload new versions of those files which have been corrupted. This will take a little time to complete and so we ask users to please bear with us while we work through this exercise.

    Comments (1)

    1. Iris McMillan 22 Oct, 2012 at 20:42

      Was so sad to see that the cemeteries were closed to the public. Whilst I think it is wonderful that the gravestones have been recorded for all time and therefore protected from erosion, it is not the same as being able to touch a stone, knowing that your relatives did the same. I am not jewish but come from a Scottish fishing community, Fisherrow near Edinburgh where everyone intermarried and I was regularly taken round the plots and told about my folk who had died long before I was born and how the graves were positioned so that my great grandfather a fisherman who nearly drowned in 1881, is buried near to the 1881 fishing disaster memorial. You do not get the same contact with the timeline of your prior relatives by looking at a laptop. How about trying to get grants to open them up. Make it part of a wider community project?

      Iris McMillan, Edinburgh

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