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Rachel Kolsky Walking Tour

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Synagogue: US Central
Date: Sunday, 11th September 2016
Time: 16:00- 17:30
Willesden Cemetery
Beaconsfield Rd
NW10 2JE ( Map link )

“Postcards, politics, furniture and finance”
Walking Tour with Rachel Kolsky


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Blue Badge tourist guide and author of Jewish London Rachel Kolsky leads a tour to discover the many characters of Britain’s Jewish community whose last resting place is Willesden Cemetery: the first Jewish MP and first Jewish Lord, pioneering woman scientist Rosalind Franklin, makers of greeting cards ‘by Royal Appointment’, founders of global brand companies including Shell Oil and a long-lost name that was once Britain’s biggest furniture maker.

Donations suggested. Tickets for the tour are free but as places are limited, prior registration is essential by booking below.

Meet at The Lodge, Willesden Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road, NW10 2JE. Limited parking on site and in Glebe Road. Tour will last around 90 minutes. 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.

Biography Rachel Kolsky

Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide who is passionate about exploring London's heritage. Originally trained as a librarian Rachel was awarded the Information Professional of the Year award in 2006. She gained her Blue Badge for London in 2004, winning the prize for Best Written Paper. She is a trustee of The Phoenix independent cinema in East Finchley and author of 'Jewish London' published in March 2012.

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:


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