|GRIMSBY, Lincolnshire (2 burial sites):|
For information on the Jewish community and congregations of Grimsby, see Grimsby on JCR-UK.
The cemetery opened in 1854 and closed following World War I. It then became a garden of rest. In 1959, it became a recreational park, the headstones being lifted and buried under turf. Accordingly there are no headstones remaining.
See also Cemetery Scribes - Doughty Road Jewish Cemetery [January 2017].
The site was bombed by the Germans in 1943 and most of the memorials (though not the headstones) were removed.The cemetery has also suffered from vandalism in recent years.Amongst those interred are five Jewish stowaways found dead in the hold of SS Ashton on route to Grimsby from Antwerp in 1908.Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [September 2016]
See also Cemetery Scribes - Nunsthorpe Jewish Cemetery [January 2017]
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:15|