Zennor Building, Penwith College St Clare Penzance TR18 2SA
** POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS **
** POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS**
Ifyou have booked this trip, please wait until alternative arrangements can be made for a new date in the future.
This visit is a tour of the hidden private Jewish Cemetery in Penzance.
As Penzance Town Council website says
"Of the 25 Georgian Jewish Cemeteries outside London, the English Heritage Grade II listed Penzance cemetery is regarded as by far the finest. It is entirely enclosed by a substantial high wall (dating from 1845) and at its entrance there is a complete Bet Tohorah, or "Cleansing House", a very rare feature to survive from this period.
With the exception of the oldest section of ground, where the earliest headstones have been lost, the surviving fifty or so headstones are in almost perfect condition and their Hebrew and English inscriptions are of an exceptional quality."
The cemetery is owned by the Board of Deputies of British Jews in London. It is maintained by Penzance Council and is supervised by Penlee House Gallery and Museum. As a private site, there is no right of public access, but the cemetery's voluntary custodian has arranged a visit for us.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum information about the Jewish Cemetery is HERE
How to book this event:
This event is for members & their guests only. The cost is £5 per person.
Numbers are limited to 15 attendees so early booking is advised. Pre-booking is essential and anyone not pre-booked will not be allowed access - no exceptions.
** FULLY BOOKED **
To Book: please use the booking forms attached (either PDF or DOCX versions)
Either: Print the PDF form, complete it and return the form by post with payment by cheque.You may also return your booking form at a lecture with payment (preferably cheque, cash accepted)
Or Book by email:
Download the DOCX form, complete it (or complete PDF version & scan it) and send the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make payment by bank transfer as described on the booking form.