05 September 2012

Historic Liverpool cemetery opens after major restoration

By Bethan Hockey

Tucked away amongst terraced houses in Kensington, is one of Liverpool's best kept secrets. Few people realise that behind the big, white, Grade II listed walls on Deane Road, lies one of the most important places in Liverpool's history.

The Deane Road Jewish cemetery is the final resting place of some of the leading entrepreneurs from Liverpool’s history. Businessmen, doctors, musicians and even a mayor.

Until a few years ago the cemetery was abandoned, looking more like a rubbish site than a place of remembrance. But now, thanks to the help of local volunteers and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the gates are once again opened and a major restoration under way, to restore the site to its former glory.

Deane Road Jewish Cemetery will be open from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 9th September as part of Liverpool Heritage Open Month.

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