BLACKPOOL, Lancashire (also Layton)
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Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation. 40 Raikes ParadeBlackpool, LANCS FY1 4EX, United Kingdom
"The Cemetery Committee of the Blackpool Corporation have, on the application of the Hon. Secretary of the newly-formed Congregation, decided to set apart a portion of the Burial Ground for Jewish interments." [Jewish Chronicle, 8 July 1898, page 2. Source: Harold Pollins.
- Carleton Cemetery: Jewish section of the very large Carleton Cemetery and seems more modern with recent burials. It is in a part of the cemetery that becomes waterlogged quite often. Carleton Cemetery includes the town crematorium.
- Layton Cemetery, Westcliffe Drive: Layton is self-contained and separate from the general cemetery at Layton next door to Layton Institute.
- There is a Jewish cemetery in Layton just outside of Blackpool that has been there for more than 70 years. No longer used, a new section has been created at the larger facility at Carleton Cemetary. The cemetary in Layton is in quite a bad state of repair with ove grown grass and weeds etc. It has been subject to some vandalism in the past. It's a small area and has only one entrance from the main street. There are some very nice railings and double gates that also need to be looked at. The Orthodox community has now merged with the United community in St Annes and unfortunately no longer is there an orthodox service in Blackpool. I hopie anyone interested in this cemetery might contact me so I could learn who might be responsible for the cemetary so that we could work together and preserve this important graveyard. My direct contact number is 01263 867055 or alternatively email me.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 18:28