|361 High Street North|
Greater London England
Postal Code: E12 6PQ
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The cemetery was opened in 1896 with the first burial being on 8th November, and belongs to the United Synagogue Burial Society, Ilford and intending visitors should contact 020 8950 7767 in advance, because it is kept locked due to persistent vandalism, and they will then make arrangements to unlock the gates at an agreed time.It is also known as the "Trade Unionists Cemetery". Past secretaries of the cigars union and costermongers union are buried there. It contains 39 War Graves, from both World Wars, including those of two German soldiers from World War One. There are also many graves of civilian casualties mainly from London's East End, not just those killed by enemy action in WWII, but many of those killed during Zeppelin and Gotha bomber air raids in 1917 and 1918. Burial records can be searched on line at:
- and the registers are kept at: London Beth Din, Court of the Chief Rabbi, Adler House, 735 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 0US.Certain days are days when graves should not be visited (indeed most cemeteries will be closed). Saturdays are not a suitable day as it is the Sabbath and many cemeteries close earlier on a Friday (especially in winter).In addition there are other dates which are holy days and so visiting cemeteries is not appropriate. It is perfectly acceptable to photograph gravestones. You may see notices asking you not to, but there is nothing in Jewish law to prevent you from photographing.It is customary to cover your head. It is also customary to put a stone (pebble) on the grave to show you have visited.
NOTE: It is NOT customary to put flowers on a Jewish grave. (text by Geoffrey Gillon)