From Clive Bettington, JEECS chairman

       1. Email address change

Clive Bettington’s new email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please change your contacts lists if necessary. The previous email addresses no longer function.

  1. Isaac Rosenberg memorial

The memorial bust commemorating the great World War I poet and artist will only be unveiled next year owing to the fact that we do not yet have all the funding in place. We would welcome donations from those who have not yet given anything. Rosenberg is one of the greatest Anglo-Jews of all time and deserves to be honoured. JEECS will not be wound up until the memorial is safely unveiled.

On November 25 (the 128th anniversary of Rosenberg's birth) Clive Bettington will be leading a walk entitled “The Whitechapel of Isaac Rosenberg”. We shall leave from Aldgate tube at 11am. Tickets are £10. Please telephone Clive at 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please tell all your friends and family about it.

 

  1. Jewish Drinking Fountains

JEECS is currently involved in work to save three drinking fountains that form an important part of Anglo Jewish history. They are:

(a) One in honour of Leonard Montefiore on Stepney Green

(b) One in honour of Nathaniel Montefiore in Bermondsey

(c) One in front of the Royal London hospital erected by the Jewish community of the East End to honour King Edward VII.

We are working in partnership with the Heritage of London Trust and have obtained funding from several bodies. But, inevitably, more funding is needed. We have approached members of the Montefiore and Sebag Montefiore families, but without success. If any members want to donate or know of someone else who might like to please contact Clive at 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Petticoat Lane Celebration

A quick reminder of the event on October 28 being organised by Frank Pittal. If you have any stories about the Lane or photographs please contact Clive at 07941 367882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The event is on Sunday October 28 at the Brady Centre (192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU). There will be a supper and an exhibition and I shall be giving a talk. Tickets will be £25 each.

Frank is one of the last Jewish traders on the Lane. For more information etc  please contact him. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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