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Walking Tour of Willesden Cemetery

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Synagogue: US Central
Date: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue:
Willesden Cemetery
Beaconsfield Rd
London
NW10 2JE ( Map link )


“A Good Jew and a Good Englishman”

Walking Tour with Elkan Levy

 

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Willesden Cemetery, arguably Britain’s most important Jewish burial ground, is the final resting place of many significant personalities including Chief Rabbis and communal leaders. People buried at Willesden span every area of British 19th-21st century life from politics to business, medicine and the arts.

Elkan Levy gives a tour of Willesden with anecdotes of people he knew and many others whose stories he has collected: from the lawyer who wanted to be remembered as a “Good Jew and a Good Englishman”, to the doctor who assisted Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War. Join Elkan for a personal insight into history at a unique place of remembrance.

Donations suggested. Prior registration is essential to ensure a place.

Meet at The Lodge, Willesden Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road NW10 2JE. Limited parking on site and in local roads. Not suitable for children under 10. Visitors are asked to respect Jewish custom while visiting a cemetery, including no mobile phones, eating, smoking or photography. Visitors must stay on the footpath at all times and follow the instructions of the tour guide and stewards. Ground may be uneven and unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Capacity 50 places

The United Synagogue has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop plans to conserve Willesden Cemetery and make it an accessible and engaging visitor attraction for people from many communities. For more information go to: http://www.theus.org.uk/article/willesden-cemetery-conservation

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