Betholom Row

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Date:1830 - 1890 (c.)

Description:Betholom Row translates as "City of the dead". It was a passageway which bordered the Jewish burial ground on Islington Row. The Jewish community was centred on this area during the nineteenth century. Expansion of the Midland railway threatened Beth Olom but the railway line was diverted and the road and part of the cemetery survived. Today Bath Court stands on the site of Betholom Row and the cemetery is no longer in use though the site remains there. The bodies were removed to Witton Cemetery in Aston some years ago.


Creators: Warwickshire Photographic Survey - Creator

Image courtesy of: Birmingham Libraries

Donor ref:Local Studies Dept WK-B11-2577 (60/7282)

Source: Birmingham Libraries

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