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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Balls Pond Road Jewish Cemetery now complete!

We have added over 500 photos to taken at this cemetery. Each entry includes the tombstone photo, inscriptions and in most cases the immediate families of those buried there.

Balls Pond was opened in the early 1840's and is owned by West London Synagogue. It was described by Mrs Basil Holmes in ‘London Burial Grounds’ 1896, Fisher-Unwin as being neatly kept and full of very large tombstones

Of course not all the tombstones are still there or if they are they are not all legible. In many cases the names of the individuals have gone leaving only the marks made by the lettering, something of a 'dot-to-dot' puzzle to be able to read them. If you do not find the details of individuals you are looking for we recommend which includes information taken from burial records.

You can browse through each entry here or use the search on the home page here


  1. I have enjoyed visiting your website and through n from Mrs Barbara Barnett, I have been able to locate the tombstones of David Judah & Henrietta Alberga.
    I have written a book about the HUNTS BAY JEWISH CEMETERY in Jamaica (the earliest grave dated 1672)You can find out more about this cemetery on my website
    with best wishes & thanks,
    Marilyn Delevante

  2. Hi Marilyn, does not work :>(

    It would be great if you could share your information in the same way Cemetery Scribes has.