West London Synagogue of British Jews

Upper Berkeley Street, London W1





Hoop Lane Cemetery

The Hoop Lane Cemetery, situated in Golders Green, London NW11, is owned jointly by the West London Synagogue of British Jews (WLS) and the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation (S & P). The first burial took place in 1897 and it is still a working cemetery. The two congregations are separated by a middle path: to the left the Prayer Hall and graves of WLS and to the right the Prayer Hall and graves of the S & P.

The first purpose built columbarium within a Jewish cemetery was constructed in West London Synagogue's acreage at Hoop Lane in the late 1930s. These now number three.

The Photographs below, taken in 2005, have been donated by Barry Young are copyright and may not be reproduced without consent

Barry Young is a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Britain who volunteered to undertake the project of photographing all the graves at the cemetery, the memorial plaques and video of the original columbarium shown below.

Plaques in the Prayer Hall
the photographs may be seen in a larger size by clicking on them


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 Plaques on the Garden Wall

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Page created: 2005
Latest revision or update: 9 March 2015



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