Cllr Sarah Bevan, past Chair, B&nes Council and its Human Rights Champion invited to celebrate 5th anniversary Bath's Jewish Burial Ground
Great strides have been made since the friends of this burial ground were formed in 2006, with most of the tombstones almost restored to their former glory and stabilised, with flaking and lost inscriptions improved.
Malcolm Aylett, secretary of the friends and also of the Combe Heritage Society, said: 'We are grateful to the dozen or so friends who help with restoration and cemetery maintenance, but we could always do with more!'
Cllr Bevan added: 'This site is small but very precious, and I am impressed with the dedication of the Friends towards maintaining a unique collection of heritage gems.'
Funding bids have been submitted to The Rothschild Trust, The National Lottery and The Bath Preservation Trust. The Leche Trust which specialises in Georgian cemeteries has offered £750 towards the restoration of one of the table tombs which is Georgian.
Alex Schlesinger of the Bristol Jewish Burial Society finished off the celebrations with a talk to visitors on the history of the Jewish community in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Enquiries and offers of practical or financial help are welcomed by the secretary who can be reached on 01225 833681 or by emailing email@example.com