London's East End Synagogues, cemeteries and more......

My personal journey through the Jewish East End of London


Willesden cemetery - cemetery to the the stars!

Willesden Cemetery in North West London opened in 1873 and is a very prestigious address for one's journey into the next World.  It has some fine Victorian monuments and many celebrated residents - some of whom are detailed below:

A View across Willesden Cemetery

Willesden Cemetery's first resident Samuel Moses JP of 19 York Terrace, Regent's Park & Boa Vista Tasmania

The Very Reverend Dr Hermann Adler (1839 - 1911). Chief Rabbi 1891-1911

The Very Reverend Dr Nathan Marcus Adler (1803 - 1890). Chief Rabbi 1844 -1890

Rev Simeon Singer (1848-1906). Author of 'Singers Prayerbook' and founder member of the Jewish Religious Union

Rt Hon Sir George Jessel (1824 - 1883). Solicitor General in 1871, Master of the Rolls in 1873 and the first Jew in England to hold Ministerial office

Barnett Isaacs Barnato (1852 - 1897). 'Barney Barnato' the Diamond King and old boy of Jews Free School in Bell Lane

Major Evelyn A de Rothschild. Died of wounds received in the charge at Mughar in Palestine Nov 1917 aged 31

Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1808 - 1879) First Jewish MP

Nathan Mayer Lord Rothschild (1840 -1915) Politician and lay leader of Anglo Jewry

Celtic style headstones of the Waley Cohen family

Willesden Cemetery view

Sir John 'Jack' Edward Cohen (1898 -1979) - founder of Tesco

Rosalind Franklin (1920 -1958) Research Scientist and one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA

Viscount Herbert Louis Samuel (1870 - 1963). First High Commissioner of Palestine 1920 -1925. Leader of the Liberal Party in House of Lords 1944-1955

Gerald Bright 'Geraldo' (1904 - 1974) Dance band leader and broadcaster

Willesden Cemetry view

Willesden Cemetery View


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