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I just happened to come across your article on Hessel Street. I am an 85-years old lady now but still remember when my Dad worked plucking the chickens down there, and also playing in Petticoat Lane as a young child when my Mother worked in a café there – many memories of my East End childhood before we moved “up market” to Upper Clapton.

Best Wishes

Joyce Foster

JEECS members and other readers of this website are clearly interested in family history, which is why we thought you might be interested in a service offered by a company that specialises in making films about your family history.

Dear David:

I wanted to write to you in my three capacities, the immediate past Chair of the Jewish
Historical Society of England, the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and the Chair of the Working Party on Jewish Monuments (on which Clive Bettington sits) to offer my most sincere thanks and offer congratulations to you on a really excellent edition of The Cable.

 

Our review of Martin Sugarman's fascinating book about the role played by Jewish members of the Fire Services during the Second World War stirred some memories for long-standing JEECS member Yoel Sheridan, one of our members in Israel.  

The superb photography of JEECS member Louis Berk, whose studies of the Brady Street and Alderney Road cemeteries in the East End through the seasons featured in the last issue of our magazine The Cable, has been recognised by the BBC.

Whilst my family are not Jewish the attached picture was found in my husband’s family photograph archives. We have really no idea who the gentleman are but do believe they are dressed for a wedding.

East End Jewish Cemeteries: An Oasis in Whitechapel, a superb collection of photographs of the Brady Street and Alderney Road cemeteries in the East End by JEECS member Louis Berk, is being published on June 15.

Barnet Ruderman’s bookstore and publishing house at 71 Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane, was a key address for a generation of East End radicals.

 

DAVID WALKER hails a book that is both a riveting read and a fitting memorial to the many brave Jewish members of Britain’s wartime fire services

See below for great book offer, valid until April 28

The City of London Corporation is creating a new square next to St Botolph's, Aldgate. The drinking fountain in memory of Frederick Mocatta, the notable Jewish financier and philanthropist, has now been fully restored and put in the square.

JEECS is working with an American film company making a feature film on the life of Daniel Mendoza, known as the father of scientific boxing.

The historic Still and Star public house in Aldgate has been saved from demolition and site redevelopment after a campaign by the Victorian Society, supported by JEECS. 

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