|BLACKPOOL, Lancashire (2 burial sites):|
For information on the Jewish community and congregations of Blackpool, see Blackpool on JCR-UK.
Established in 1898. first burial dates from 1901. Now closed except for reserve plots. The Jewish Section, which is next door to Layton Institute, is self-contained and separate from the general cemetery, which fronts Talbot Road. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK
"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.]
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 over 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 hope 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. Source: Cllr. Anthony Williams [July 2013]
Established in 1981 and serves both the Orthodox and Reform communities (whose plots are separated from one another by a pathway). Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK
Jewish section of the very large Carleton Cemetery. It is in a part of the cemetery that becomes waterlogged quite often. Carleton Cemetery includes the town crematorium.
Access: Open during usual cemetery hours.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 08 January 2017 12:18|