LIVERPOOL CULTURAL HERITAGE FORUM NEWSLETTER NO 21, 9 JANUARY 2011
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £494,000 to support the restoration and conservation of Deane Road Jewish Cemetery. The project will focus on the full restoration of the important historic cemetery features, including re-erecting fallen gravestones and the ornate listed archway – on which is inscribed “Here the weary are at rest”. The funding will ensure that the cemetery is fully accessible and can be opened to the public. A new landscaping scheme with safe and accessible paths around the cemetery, a seating area for contemplation and a new building for use by visitors and volunteers are also proposed.
Deane Road Jewish Cemetery is the final resting place of many important Liverpool Jews like David Lewis of Lewis’s store fame and the family of H Samuel (Jewellers). Charles Mozley who was the first Jewish Mayor of Liverpool and Dr Sigismund Lewis, pioneer of school vaccinations programmes in the city and doctor to the Cunard Line are also buried at Deane Road. Between 1837 and 1904 over 1700 people were laid to rest in the cemetery. After the cemetery was closed, a new one was created in Broadgreen.