Isaac Rosenberg bust
JEECS now has sufficient money to commission the above bust as a memorial to the great East End war poet and artist, but finding a site has been surprisingly difficult.
Rosenberg guided walk.
The Battle of Cable Street
A member has asked if anyone has details of the above firm. It was a fine art publisher, stationer and tobacconist based in Commercial Road and later Great Eastern Street in the pre-war years. It was run by Aaron Wolfson and his uncles Ebron and Barnet Wolfson. A member is anxious to track down family descendants. Again if you have any information please contact Clive.
Drinking fountain in honour of Sir Francis Goldsmid Bt MP
We’ve been asked if any member knows of a drinking fountain that stood at the bottom of Leman Street, Whitechapel, erected by Emma Montefiore in memory of her brother Sir Francis Goldsmid in 1878. Again please contact Clive.
Drinking Fountain commemorating Leonard Montefiore, Stepney Green
We have mentioned this fountain on several occasions, including the fact that we have been offered £6,000 towards its restoration but need a further £8,000 to complete the project. The fountain is in a derelict state and risks being removed shortly as it is a complete eyesore. We have approached several members of the Montefiore and Sebag-Montefiore families, who have declined to assist as they were impecunious! If anyone has any constructive suggestions please contact Clive. It would be tragic if this drinking fountain were to be removed.
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