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Princelet Street synagogue
Princelet Street synagogue 19 Princelet Street , home and business of the Lipman Family. The shop front held Mr. Lipman's shoe repair business, the back of the building the family living rooms. The synagogue was built over what would have been the back garden.
Princelet Street
Princelet Street Interior of Princelet Street synagogue: view from the upstairs ladies' gallery
Princelet Street
Princelet Street Inside Princelet Street synagogue
Princelet Street
Princelet Street The former Princelet Street synagogue photographed in 2006
Nelson Street synagogue
Nelson Street synagogue The East London Central Synagogue at Nelson Street is a Sphardish (not Sephardic) synagogue.
Nelson Street synagogue
Nelson Street synagogue Inside the East London Central Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue This festival prayer book (machzor) – this is the inside cover – in Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue was printed in Warsaw in 1888.
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue Fieldgate Street's foundation stone from 1899
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue Inside Fieldgate Street
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue One of the longest surviving of the East End synagogues, Fieldgate Street closed in 2013.
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue Inside Fieldgate Street
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue Inside Fieldgate Street.
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue The interior of this historic building, which closed as a synagogue in 2013.
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue: parading the Torah Scrolls (early 1950s)
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue Fieldgate Street wedding from the 1950s
Beaumont Grove
Beaumont Grove The St George's Settlement synagogue at the Bernhard Baron Settlement

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