Tyne and Wear HER(10851): Preston Cemetery, Jewish sections - Details
Preston Cemetery, Jewish sections
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Preston Cemetery opened in 1856 as Tynemouth Cemetery. The earliest Jewish gravestone is in the north-west section in the first row closest to the wall. The Hebrew text says 'Sarah Isaacs, aged 26, buried 6 July 1856'. The associated synagogue was at 20 Linskill Street, North Shields from 1870. There is a separate modern (1977) Reform cemetery at the other end of Preston Cemetery with an ohel (prayer hall at burial ground, especially a small walk-in memorial to a deceased Hasidic rabbi).
Sharman Kadish, 2006, Jewish Heritage in England - Architectural Guide, page 190; Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1988, p 11