Blackley Jewish cemetery was subjected to vandalism in 2014. The Lewis Family had 9 memorials that were affected by the vandalism. The family wanted to put back into respectable condition their loved one's memorials. We assessed the requirements for each individual memorial, which owing to the circumstances required full renovations. This included new foundations which were drilled, pinned and anchored to meet current National Association of Memorial Mason standards (NAMM) and the particular renovations set out below.
Unfortunately, one of the memorials was smashed beyond repair. On this occasion, we replaced the damaged granite with a new memorial headstone. We measured the original and aimed for as close a colour match as possible (granite is a natural material; therefore no two pieces of granite are the same). We copied down the original inscription and provided the family with a full proof, so that they could check and confirm all spellings and dates. The format was followed as closely as possible to the original memorial. View the article here.