EAST END OF LONDON PHOTO GALLERY & COMMENTARY
London's East End Synagogues, cemeteries and more......
My personal journey through the Jewish East End of London
memories - from Freddy Shaw and Bernie
Freddy Shaw and Bernie
were kind enough to send me photos of Brady Club activities from
the 1950s (Freddy's photos), and the 1940s (Bernie's photo).
Their respective letters and photos are below.
Plaque on the entrance to what is now called the
Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street
two photos of the Brady Girls Club.
was a production of A Midsummer's Night Dream about 1952. Front row
2nd from left is my wife Sandra (nee Purkis) as Moth ( a star
role!). Four other fairies in the front row from the left are: 4th
Sandra Mildner, 5th Rosalind Isaacs, 6th, cousin Barbara Burbridge
and 7th Gloria Rubenstein. The other known fairy is my wife's sister
Pamela back row 1st from the left.
photo was taken at a club display about 1955/6. The gymnasts forming
the pyramid on the vaulting box are Rosalind Chicksand on the left,
Pamela Purkis on the right and Barbara Burbridge on the top.
shows and displays were taken very seriously and were well presented
to enthusiastic audiences - kvelling mums and dads of course!
Regards, Freddy Shaw
A Midsummer's Night's Dream circa 1952
Gymnastic display circa 1956
From Bernie Schweitzer:
Your most interesting site brought back memories
.......I was born in Hackney in 1929.
I was a member of Brady Boys Club and I have attached
a photo of our Concert Party (circa mid 1940's), where we put on
shows for members. I cannot remember all the names but will
list those that I do.
Top row from left to right:
Ivan, Mickey, Unknown, Unknown, Les
Bottom row from left to right:
Sid (Isackle) Veltman ( my first cousin), Me
I know that my cousin died many years ago but I don't
know about the others and if they are still alive I would love to
hear from then - they should all be +/- 80 years old. Oy vey!
I have lived in South Africa for nearly 60 years
having emigrated in 1953. My wife Shirley and I were married in
England and have just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary. Whew!
With best regards, Bernie Schweitzer
Brady Club concert party, mid 1940s