Fred Yates: Artist
At the end of Florence Place is the Freehold Burial Ground, given to the Brighton Synagogue congregation in 1826 by T.R.Kemp for use as a cemetery; it has an unusual octagonal, red-brick mortuary chapel with a turret roof. The first three images are of an original painting by Fred Yates. Albert Treharne kindly allowed us to reproduce them here.
Born in 1922, Fred Yates grew up in Urmston, a suburb of Manchester. He lived for a time in Brighton and produced many of his most famous naive paintings here. This painting is of the Florence Place burial ground, and features the mortuary chapel.