MERTHYR TYDFIL, Mid Glamorgan Print

For Community Information (including searchable database on Cemetery), see Merthyr Tydfil on JCR-UK.  The Merthyr Tydfil Cemetery Database is also now part of the All UK Database. [date?]

JOWBR burial listings: 624. Glamorganshire [July 2010]

  • Cefn-coed (pronounced Kevin-Coyd) Jewish cemetery. Merthyr once had a large and prosperous Jewish community dating from at least 1850. The descendants of the 19th and 20th century community now are scattered. The last Jew of Merthyr, George Black, died in Manchester around 1998. His may be the new grave. Jewish Burial Department at Cardiff City Hall exists. David Jacobs and Martin Saffer did a survey in 1978. George Black looked after the cemetery. In a letter dated 16 April 1998, he stated he had handed the responsibility to Mrs. Nettie Whitlen, 86 Cynocoed St., Cardiff, Wales. She and her brother Martin Barton now have the responsibility. Source: Ian Bellany; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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