Can you help identify Lottries?

My mother Jesse Wicks worked for a clothing manufacturer in Aldgate East during WW11. She always said she had worked for a company which she called 'Lottries'. This may or may not be the correct name or it may even be a nickname. She was a tailoress and spent her war years working there making uniforms and greatcoats for the armed forces.

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World War One project seeks help

The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections. JW3, the Jewish community and cultural centre (which has absorbed the old London Jewish Cultural Centre) has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War.

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Jane Degras née Tabrisky

Do you have any information about the historian Jane Degras née Tabrisky to help John Plant, Reviews and Obituaries of Revolutionary History (revolutionaryhistory.co.uk)? She was born in the first quarter of 1905, registered central London, and died in the fourth quarter of 1973. John writes: There are east London connections – for example she attended ‘Gravel Lane School’, which I think was Raines. And there are records of Tabriskys around east London, including the death of Abraham, in Stepney, who I think was her father.

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Going to the dogs

Do you have memories, or stories from your families, of going to the dogs or the races? Or what about popping down the pub in the days of the old East End? If so, JEECS member Isabelle Seddon would like to hear from you.

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Fish and chips

Hi there,

I was hoping you might be able to help me. I am working on a brand new BBC show about the history of fast food in Britain from a celebratory point of view. I am looking specifically into Fish and Chips, and much of their roots seem to come from the East End of London, and specifically from the Jewish Community.

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Do you know Mr Burns?

A US resident wonders whether a photograph on an East End blog might be of someone to whom she is related. The subject of the photograph, a Mr Ralph Burns, bears a striking resemblance to the writer’s grandfather, who went to the US as a child. She thinks they might be relatives. Can you help her contact Mr Burns?

This plea has been forwarded to us by The Gentle Author, that indefatigable writer about East End life past and present. The blog posting referred to is at http://spitalfieldslife.com/

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Another East End photographer

I wonder if you can help me? I have a family couple wedding photo taken by L. Boressoff at the Art Studio Photographic company around 1910 /20 in the East End. Would anyone have any information about this studio?

Jill Ellis Williams
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My great great grandfather Posimensky was a cabinet maker who helped found the Spitalfields Great Synagogue

Hello:

My name is Eliav. I am looking for information regarding my family who migrated to England in the end of the 19th century.

The family name is Posimensky. According to a diary that my great grandfather wrote, his father was one of the founders of the Machzike Hadath congregation (whose synagogue in Brick Lane, once a Huguenot chapel, was also known as Spitalfields Great Synagogue and is now a mosque). 

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Where is this?

Can anyone identify the location where this photograph was taken? It dates from the 1920s (?) and is of my father Sholem Shrensky (in shirt sleeves) and another person believed to be Mr. L Gensheroff , in the doorway of  the latter’s premises somewhere in the East End. The fascia engraving reads:  9 LGENSHEROFF 9.

The  Jewish Museum suggests No. 9 Brick Lane, but I do not think that is the correct address.

Any information about the picture, or about Gensheroff’s, would be gratefully received.

Yoel Sheridan, Israel.

 

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The Waldenberg family of Hogarth Houses

I am interested in finding any record of Abraham Waldenberg and his family, who lived at 7 Hogarth Houses, Batty Street, E1. Abraham died in 1936 aged 47.

Is there a list of names of attendance at synagogues in that community/?

Any assistance in helping or suggesting other sources to follow with my inquiries would be much appreciated.

Stephen Atkinson

 

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My name is Marc Mendoza and my Father, Charles Daniel Mendoza (born 1925) grew up in the East End, went to Stepney Jewish School and, with his brothers Lewis (Lulu), Michael & Issy was well known in the area.

I would love to meet or speak with anyone that knew him or his family as I'm keen to find out more about his life in the East End.  Email in first instance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for photos or information about Hogarth Houses

Batty Street E1, where my mother and grandparents lived around 1915-1918.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I'm a past East End Brady Club member and am in the process of compiling articles for a book to do with Brady days.

I am seeking reminiscences, fond and personal memories and any recollections to do with Brady such as your time as a Brady member, Skeet, Club holidays etc.etc., say from 1930s/1940s to about the 1960s

With many thanks, Barbara Stevens (nee Kaye)

Do any readers remember the Willie Stephanie/Stephany Dance Band before the last war?

My late father Barnett Shoffren played piano accordion with them, but I am unable to trace any information about the band. I would appreciate any memories or email copies of photos (but please do not part with original photos).  Hoping someone can help me. Yours sincerely, Mrs Pamela Winborne (née Shoffren)  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • World War One project seeks help

    The organisers of this event are  seeking information from Jews who have World War One connections.  The London Jewish Cultural Centre has been awarded a substantial lottery grant to establish a website dedicated to the role London Jews played in the First World War. Read More
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