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J Bonn's kosher hotel, 12 Great Prescott Street, London E1 - scroll down the sequence of photos below and enjoy!

Dear Phil

I found this wedding invitation in my late mother-in-laws box of photos.  The wedding was held at Bonnís Hotel on the 25th August, 1885.   I googled Bonnís Hotel wondering if I would find which country this hotel was in.  How fascinating to see the menu a few years later.

I have attached the invitation for you.

Regards

Wendy Marks

I found this wedding invitation in my late mother-in-laws box of photos.  The wedding was held at Bonnís Hotel on the 25th August, 1885. 

The great granddaughter of Harris and Sarah Finer recently saw the photograph below, advertising J Bonn of 2 Wentworth Street and 12 Great Prescott Street.  In response she was kind enough to send me a photo of the carefully preserved 1892 Bonn's Hotel menu from her great grandparent's wedding. The menu is very lavish and it must have been quite a feast!

Harris and Sarah Finer lived their married life at 60 New Road, Whitechapel and they had many children.  Sarah died at the age of 66 in in 1931, and Harris died one year later at the age of 65.  I hope you find this little story as interesting as I did.

J Bonn, 2 Wentworth Street and 12 Great Prescott Street

Franceskka Fabrics - 2 Wentworth Street - the site of J Bonn

Franceskka Fabrics - 2 Wentworth Street - the site of J Bonn

Below:
1892 wedding menu, Bonn's Hotel, 12 Great Prescott Street for the wedding of Harris Finer and Sarah Fontyn.  J Bonn became Bonn's Matzos and was taken over by Rakusens in the 1970s

1892 wedding menu, Bonn's Hotel, 12 Great Prescott Street for the wedding of Harris Finer and Sarah Fontyn

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