Gifford Place Cemetery Podcasts Open Day

Following on from their successful audio trail at the Old Jewish cemetery on the Plymouth Barbican, Ruth Mitchell and Derek Frood have created three new podcasts for Plymouth Synagogue's Gifford Place cemetery.

Interviews collected during the first two 2020 lockdowns from families whose ancestors are buried at Gifford Place, have been edited with sound designer Ed Jobling.

They can be listened to online or in situ at the cemetery as part of the Jewish Heritage Days on Sunday 5 September.

To book a slot on the open day, from 11am to 3pm, please contact Jerry Sibley at the Plymouth Synagogue on 07753 267616 or via email at

Created by Derek Frood and Ruth Mitchell

Sound Design by Ed Jobling

Thanks to Jerry Sibley, Diane Lawer, Raymond Batkin, John Hershman, Valerie Mellor, Tim Robins and Adrian Cohen for their contributions, and Joseph Bard for his singing.

The Gifford Place podcasts were funded by the Mayflower 400 Community Sparks fund.

Find out more here.

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