Penzance Jewish Cemetery Restored

Penzance Jewish Cemetery event, John Pender speaking.

More than 60 people attended the rededication of the restored Penzance Jewish Cemetery, which is owned by the Board of Deputies. The restoration was enabled by a National Lottery grant plus other contributions totalling £24,000.

The cemetery was established in the 1740s and is thought to be the best preserved of its type in the country.

Among those attending were Col. Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall; The Mayor of Penzance, Mike Lovegrove; Keith Pearce, a local historian and guardian of the cemetery; Rev. Dr. Elkan Levy, former acting minister for small communities in Cornwall and Director of Bod Heritage Ltd; Leslie Lippert; Treasurer of Kehilat Kernow and Friends of Penzance Jewish Cemetery; Louise Connell, Director of Penlee House Museum and Colin Spanjar, Community Services Manager at the Board of Deputies.

[photo: Penzance Jewish Cemetery event, John Pender speaking]

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