Can you help? From JEECS chairman Clive Bettington.
A British company with American finance is making a film about the international history of beigels. The company has been filming all over the world – Israel, Canada, the US etc – and has come to me for more information. It also wants me to organise a film premiere in the East End.
What do you know about beigels (or even bagels)? All information and further help would be gratefully received.
- Highdown Gardens, Goring-by-Sea, Sussex
A group is restoring the above gardens, just outside Worthing, which once contained a house belonging to Sir Frederick and Lady Sybil Stern. The group is exploring the Gardens’ history. Lady Stern was related to Sir Basil Henriques, the East End philanthropist, who would take the children from the Oxford and St George’s club on visits there. Prominent names among those in the visitors’ book at Highdown include Alice and Edward Montefiore, Charles Goldsmid, Joan and Claude Lucas, Lionel Cohen, and Lionel and Marie Louise Rothschild.
I have referred the group to Chaim Bermant's book The Cousinhood.