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East End Jewish Cemeteries: Brady Street and Alderney Road

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Synagogue: US Central
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Time: Event starts 1030 am. Access to the Prayer Hall only from 10 am.
Venue:
The Prayer Hall
Willesden Jewish Cemetery
Beaconsfield Rd
London
NW10 2JE


PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE STILL A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL heritageadmin@theus.org.uk AND YOUR PLACE WILL BE CONFIRMED BY 9:30AM ON SUNDAY MORNING

 

Book Launch with author Louis Berk

Four centuries of Jewish burial that track the movement of Jews from London’s East End to the north-western suburbs come under the spotlight at the United Synagogue launch of a book about two of its closed burial grounds - Whitechapel’s 17th-century Alderney Road and 18th-century Brady Street cemeteries.

Louis Berk will introduce his book East End Jewish Cemeteries;  images in the book capture green spaces of remarkable tranquillity and dignity in the heart of one of the capital’s most densely populated areas.

 

Willesden Cemetery has been chosen as the venue to launch this book because of its role as successor to the East End cemeteries. In the past 150 years since 1873, Willesden has become a virtual encyclopedia of British Jewry. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the United Synagogue is working on plans to open Willesden to greater public visiting, with learning, volunteering and heritage-related events.

Visitors to the book launch will also have a chance to view the plans for the future development of Willesden as a heritage destination.

 

Event Details

Event starts 1030 am. Access to the Prayer Hall only from 10 am.

Directions to the venue: 10 minutes walk from Dollis Hill on the Jubilee Line. 5 minutes walk from Pound Lane bus garage on the 6, 52, 460, 226. Limited free parking on site.

Tickets must be reserved in advance. A suggested donation of £5 per person toward the upkeep of the cemetery and its events programme will be collected on the day.

East End Jewish Cemeteries: Brady Street and Alderney Road is published on 15 June 2017 by Amberley Publishing publicity@amberley-books.com

Follow us on facebook /HouseofLifeNW10 and twitter @HouseofLifeNW10. Contact the Willesden Cemetery Project Development Team by email: heritageadmin@theus.org.uk

 

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