In the 19th century, a community of Jewish businessmen belonging to the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation changed the face of Liverpool’s economy. Amongst these men and women were watchmakers, silversmiths, bankers, entrepreneurs, clerics, artists, politicians, medics and musicians. Their combined resourcefulness, wealth, activities and status helped Liverpool develop into one of the most  thriving cities of the Victorian age.

For years, their graves stood desolate, obscured by trees, choked by poisonous plants, defaced with graffiti and surrounded by refuse. Deane Road Cemetery, their final resting place, was derelict for a century. Following several failed restoration attempts, it seemed that conditions would never be able to be improved long-term. However, since 2002, an ongoing restoration project has gradually improved the physical state of the cemetery and applied for funding for a full restoration. In December 2010, the Heritage Lottery Fund agreed to award £494,000 to the cemetery to achieve this, with completion expected in Spring 2012.

Please explore the hundreds of pages and entries on this website which will tell you more about the people buried here, and about our efforts to restore their final resting place. Please do email us if you want to help or if you have any questions about our work.

You can also now send donations to help with our work at the cemetery via Paypal