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Press Reports relating to the Dewsbury Synagogue and Jewish Community
20 March 1885, page 5
‘When John Sargeant was first elected for Dewsbury in 1868 there was not
a single Jewish voter or resident in the town. Even now
there are only two German Jews living there.'
[Presumably Leopold and Max Flatow]
London Gazette, 22
December 1888, page 6,213
‘Partnership between Adolphus Flatow of Savile Tower near Dewsbury,
Shoddy and Mungo Merchant, and Samuel Lumb of Caledonia
Road, Batley, carrying on business as Shoddy and Mungo
Merchants at Bradford Road, Dewsbury, under style of A.
Flatow and Lumb, is hereby dissolved and business will
be carried on by A. Flatow alone and will pay all
partnership debts and receive all moneys due.'
London Gazette, 2 June 1891, page
Naturalisations in May. Max Wronker Flatow 27 April 1891, Dewsbury
London Gazette, 25
December 1891, page 7,173
Partnership between Adolf Flatow, Max Wronker Flatow and Henri Coupe,
Rag Merchants, Dewsbury, under style Flatow Brothers and
Coupe, has been dissolved by mutual consent as from 32
December 1891. All debts due to and owing to the said
late firm will be received and paid by the said Adolf
Flatow and Max Wronker Flatow.
London Gazette, 2
February 1892, page 553
Naturalisations in January. Adolf Wronker Flatow 16 January 1892,
Victoria Crescent, Birkdale Road, Dewsbury.
Gazette, 1 August 1893, page 4,360
Naturalisations in July. Jacobi Wrouker(sic) Flatow 2 July 1893, West
Park Road, Dewsbury.
Gazette, 2 January 1894, page 7
Naturalisations in December. Leopold Isidor Flatow 4 December 1893, West
Kelly's Directory, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1897, page 362
L. Flatow and Sons, rag merchants, Bond St,Dewsbury Flatow Brothers and
Co, rag importers, Back Church St, Dewsbury.
Chronicle, 15 September
1897, page 21
Preston. Services conducted by Rev S. Rosloffski gratuitously assisted
for the 3rd year by Mr M. Cohen, Dewsbury
Archives, 1900 Naturalisations
Louis Salinsky, Resident in Dewsbury.
Certificate no. A1135. Issued 15 February 1900
Jewish Chronicle, 18 September
1903, page 1
Julius Salinsky, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Louis Salinsky, of 15 Hartley
Street, Dewsbury, will read a sidrah at New Briggate Synagogue,
Leeds, on 26 September.
1 September 1905, page 25
the energy of a few coreligionists, a Minyan has been formed in Dewsbury, and
services are to be held on the ensuing High Festivals. A large room in the Town
Hall has been rented for this purpose. The Jewish inhabitants are anxious
eventually to form themselves into a congregation. The support of Jewish
residents in and around Dewsbury is desired for the movement’.
6 April 1906, page 36
‘Last Sunday [1 April] the first Jewish place
of worship in Dewsbury was opened by Alderman J. Moser JP, of Bradford. Service
conducted by Rev M. Abrahams, Visiting Minister, assisted by Revs S. Diamond,
Reuben Tribich, and C. Kahn.’
The synagogue consists of rooms in Grove Street, structurally altered and
The executive consists of L. Salinski, President; B. Freidman, Vice-President;
K. Weiss, Treasurer; M. Phillips, Hon Sec.
In evening a Siyum (completion) of a Sepher Torah was
held in the synagogue, where Rev C. Kahn (Leeds) read the evening
service with organ accompaniment. Among the presentations were
curtains and drapery by Mrs B. Freidman, silver and ivory pointer
for Sepher Torah by Mr S. Isaacs, Leeds, and a mantle by Mr
20 April 1906, page 27
‘Service was held at ‘the new temporary
synagogue in Grove Street’.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 April 1906, page
'Rev Mr Dobkin officiated and preached sermons on
last two days. Made strong appeal to congregants to attend services
punctually and regularly and to work for peace and harmony.' [Dobkin
previously in Barnsley: Jewish Chronicle 17 July 1903, p. 26; 6
October 1905 p. 22; and 16 November 1906 p.39]
5 October 1906, page 27
‘Mr. B. Witow of Berlin has presented a
Sepher Torah with mantle and silver yod. Mr J. L.(sic) Flatow of Dewsbury presented it
on behalf of his brother-in-law and subscribed £5 ‘towards the establishment of
a Benevolent Society to help poor coreligionists in Dewsbury.
All the members of the congregation with their wives
and children inscribed a letter in the Sepher Torah and Rev S. Masson of Leeds
announced that their offerings were added to the Benevolent Society. Also
mention of Rev M. Abraham of Leeds. Sepher Torah placed in Ark by Mr L.
Salinsky, President of the congregation.’.
5 October 1906, page 31
‘Service at Grove Street was conducted
by Rev. Mr. Dobkin assisted by his choir and Mr Fried.
Neilah was conducted by Mr Strauss. Mr L. Salinsky has presented a Ner Tamid, Mr
Wattsman a clock, and Mr I. Flowers a table-cover’.
16 November 1906, page 39
Naturalisations in October. Eugene Ernest Weiss,
23 November 1906, page 41
Reference to Amelia Salinsky and her brother in Leeds.
7 December 1906, page 35
Reference to Amelia and Julius Salinsky of Leeds.
18 January 1907 page 29
First meeting of the Hebrew Benevolent Society was held at the
synagogue, Grove Street. Rules were adopted and the following
elected: J.W. Flatow, President; L. Salinsky, M Wattsman, and Hyman,
Committee; Rev I. Dobkin, Secretary.
1 February 1907 page 33
General meeting of the Hebrew Congregation held at the Grove Street
Synagogue. Balance sheet and report adopted. Elected: Mr M.
Wattsman, President; M. Cohen, Vice-president; L. Salinsky,
Treasurer; R. Weiss, S. Stross. L. Knowles, Committee; J. Stross and
R. Weiss, Auditors; S. Tissar, Hon Sec
30 August 1907 page 2
London of Esther Wolfe, wife of Israel Simons Wolfe, and mother of,
inter alia, Mr J. S Hyams, 9 Blenheim Terrace, Dewsbury
18 September 1907 page 29
First meeting of subscribers to Hebrew Benevolent Fund held at the
synagogue, Grove Street. Elected: J.W. Flatow, President; L.
Salinsky, M. Wattsman, Hyman, Committee; I. Dobkin, Secretary
Kelly’s Directory Yorkshire West Riding vol 1 (other
places), 1908, page 217
Samuel Stross, West Park
Kelly’s Directory Yorkshire West Riding vol 1 (other
places), 1908, page 1380
Flatow Brothers, Westley
Street, Dewsbury rag merchants L. Flatow and Sons, Wellington Road,
Dewsbury, rag merchants Jacobs Brothers and Co, West End Mills,
Kelly’s Directory Yorkshire West Riding vol 1
(other places), 1908, page 1431
Isaac Krupeney 67
Mill Road, Batley Carr, Dewsbury
Jewish Chronicle, 31 January 1908 page 28
Annual meeting of the congregation. Elected: J. W. Flatow,
President; L. Salinsky, Treasurer; M. Wattsman and L. Knowles,
Committee. Hon Sec pro tem J. Salinsky
Jewish Chronicle, 22 May 1908 page27
‘F’ writes, referring to news item in last week’s issue which stated
that there were no Jews in Dewsbury when John Sergeant was MP
1868-88, that as President of the Dewsbury congregation that he has
lived in the town for 33 years and at one time three members of his
family were electors and he knows of 6 more Jewish voters in
Yorkshire Evening Post 2 November 1909 page 6
Case involving two rag and shoddy merchants. Joseph Stross of
the firm of Messrs Stross & Sons of Bradford Road, Dewsbury, charged
Robert John Weiss of Heckmondwyke and two travellers with assaulting
him. Weiss charged Stross with assaulting him. Stross appeared with
two black eyes, Weiss had right hand in bandages. Mentioned that
Stross’s firm had a warehouse at the Great Northern Railway’s depot
in Dewsbury. Charges dismissed.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1910 page 16
Interview with J.E. Blank of the Dispersion Committee. Among the
places which have received families was Dewsbury. Does not know how
many have remained in the various towns.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 April 1910 page 1
Death on 11 April of Samuel Stross
30 September 1910, page xvii
‘At Dewsbury ‘the Market Stallholders’
Association have passed a recommendation of their committee:
"That Jews should be refused membership of the Association".’
Jewish Chronicle, 27 January 1911 page 1
Marriage on 26 January in Birmingham of Rosie, daughter of Mr and
Mrs Myer Thomas, Edgbaston, to Maurice Stross, eldest son of the
late Mr and Mrs Samuel Stross of Dewsbury and Leeds, late of Lodz,
Yorkshire Evening Post 15 December 1911 page 8
‘Trouble on a tramcar in Leeds’ Police court today. PC Goodall
and Henry Woodhead, tram conductor, were summoned for assaulting
Morris Stross, woollen merchant of Dewsbury. Stross summoned for
assaulting the conductor. Stross lives in Leeds but carries on
business in Dewsbury. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
15 December 1911, page 18
‘Robert Weiss of Dewsbury with Hubert
Oxley were killed in an aviation accident at Filey on the 6th inst.
Oxley was a qualified pilot and principal of an aviation school at Filey. Weiss
was a keen amateur with his own biplane. A prize of £50 had been offered for the
first flight from the Yorkshire coast to Leeds. They were hoping to take part
and were at Filey when the accident occurred.
He was a brother of Mrs J. Flatow of Dewsbury. He was aged 28 and a partner in
Anglo-Russian Trading Co. He was German-born and came to UK about 6 years ago.
Buried in Germany.’
Jewish Chronicle, 16 December 1911 page 11
Tramcar case. All summonses dismissed except for one by Stross
against the PC. Judgement to be delivered within a week or ten day.
31 May 1912 page 23
Leeds Jewish Institute.
Elected to Committee, -. Flatow (Dewsbury)
4 October 1912 page 28
The Local Education
Authority has appointed Miss Rose Salinsky of Dewsbury to fill a
vacancy in one of the schools.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 6 January 1913 page 9
S Stross and Sons Ltd registered as a private
company. Capital £15,000. Dealers, importers, exporters,
manufacturers, and dealers in rags, shoddy waste, wool, hair and
other raw materials. First directors Mr M. Stross and Mrs J. Stross.
Registered offices Scouthill Mills, Dewsbury.
11 April 1913 page 34
Leeds Jewish Board of
Guardians. Among the VPs elected was J.W. Flatow, Dewsbury.
Yorkshire Evening Post 4 December 1913 page 8
‘Cost of Bolstering Up a Lie’. ‘Dewsbury Rag Merchant Sent to
Prison’. Joseph Stross, 23, member of Dewsbury firm of Stross and
Sons Ltd, Rag Merchants, and Arthur Booth, one of his employees. At
Crown Court Leeds. Stross charged with committing wilful and corrupt
perjury at the Dewsbury Police Court and also with suborning Booth
who was charged with committing perjury. On June 30 Stross travelled
from Leeds to Dewsbury with 3rd class ticket but was seen alighting
from a 1st class carriage. Wanted Booth to appear as witness for him
but Booth refused. Refused to pay the 1s 4d excess. Six months with
hard labour for Stross.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 16 July 1914 page 9
Fatal Motor Collision in Dewsbury Charles Spivey on
bicycle knocked down by car driven by Mr E.W. Flatow of ‘
Laurelhirst’, Springfield Terrace, Dewsbury.
Yorkshire Evening Post 24 July 1914 page 5
Conflicting evidence. Inquest on motor collision, involving Ernest
Wronker Flatow, rag merchant. Jury decided the motor car was driven
recklessly and so caused the accident but not criminal.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 July 1914 page 1
Betrothal of Amelia, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Salinsky of
Dewsbury to Harry, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. Frieze of Leeds.
London Gazette 6 April 1915 page 3,020
be temporary 2Lt: Erwin Wronker Flatow,
5 April 1915
Jewish Chronicle, 30 July 1915 p. 1
Birth on 27 July at ‘The Elms’, Swansea, to Mr and Mrs Walter Hyman
‘Rocklands’ Ossett, a daughter. [Margaret W. Hyman September 1915
Swansea 11a 2173. Mother Levy]
London Gazette 17 September 1915 page 9,293
West Riding Regiment. 2Lt from Reserve Battalion of this
regiment to be 2Lt, dated 19 September 1915. Ewin(sic) Wronker
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 14 March 1917 page 10
Roll of Honour. Lt David Stross RFC killed in the Midlands
while flying. Son of Mrs Stross, George Avenue, Leeds. Aged 23.
Member of firm of S. Stross and Sons, rag merchants of Dewsbury. A
brother is in Salonika and another is a cadet in the Artists’
Rifles. David Stross joined Inns of Court OTC, then commissioned in
RFA. Last Xmas transferred to RFC. Leaves widow and little girl.
23 March 1917, page 16
Death in action of Lt David Stross, Royal Flying Corps. Mother lives in
Leeds. He was aged 24 and was formerly a member of the firm of S. Stross & Sons
Ltd, rag merchants, of Dewsbury.
London Gazette 20 July 1917 page 7,475
2Lt E.W. Flatow
to be Lt with precedence from 28 November 1916
Jewish Chronicle, 3 August 1917
Betrothal. Dolly, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs
Mark Shaffer of Blackpool, to Max Lipsey of Montreal, Canada, and
Yorkshire Evening Post 18 August 1917 page 5
Lt E. W. Flatow, West Riding Regiment, second son of Mr & Mrs
J.W. Flatow of Laurelhurst, Dewsbury, has been severely wounded in
the left shoulder and is now in hospital abroad. He joined the Leeds
University Officers’ Traininbg Corps in November 1914 and was
commissioned in April the following year. He has been at the front
since November 1915.
14 September 1917 page 39
New Year Greetings. Mr and Mrs
L. Salinsky, 4 Marsden Terrace, Crackenedge Lane, Dewsbury.
London Gazette 12 March 1918 page 3,266
Territorial Force. From officer cadet units to be 2Lts. West Riding
Regiment, Eric Wronker Flatow.
London Gazette 13 December 1918 page 4,553
41725 Cpl Flatow, F. (sic) Dewsbury 11 Battalion East Yorkshire
Regiment, awarded the Military Medal.
7 June 1918 page 1
Forthcoming marriage on June 19 at Belgrave Street Synagogue of
Elsie, daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Isaacs of Leeds to Sol Hurwitz,
Dewsbury. [Marriage. Solomon R. Hurwitz June 1918 Leeds 9b
Yorkshire Evening Post 2 September 1918 page 3
2Lt Eric W. Flatow West Riding Regiment wounded by gun-shot in
16 May 1919 page 1.
Birth of daughter on 30 April at
‘Lynewood’, Park Road, Dewsbury, to Mr and Mrs Sol Hurwitz, nee
Elsie Isaacs. [Birth. Joan R. Hurwitz June 1919 Dewsbury 9b 710]
24 October 1919 page 1
Birth on 20 October at ‘Gedham’.
Ossett, to Mr and Mrs Walter Hyman, a daughter. [Shirley R. Hyman,
December 1919 Dewsbury 9b 1123. Mother Levy]
London Gazette 13 April 1920 page 4,420
Battalion West Riding Regiment. 2Lt E. W. Flatow to be Lt 27 August
25 June 1920 page 31
Mr Harry Ark MSc, Member Institute
of Metals, Head of Chemical Dept. Technical College, Dewsbury, has
been appointed to the Headship of the Chemical Department at the
Technical Institute, Coventry.
Leeds Mercury 7 December 1920 page 7
‘Dealings of Two Jewish firms’ Isaac Goldsobel of 103 North Road,
Leeds, cloth merchant, brought action for slander against Jack
Stross, managing director of S. Stross and Sons Ltd, rag merchants
of Leeds and Dewsbury. Plaintiff did business with defendant but
fell out over prices charged by defendant. Plaintiff intended to
borrow money from a man named Gordon but Stross advised Gordon that
Goldsobel had been bankrupt 3 or 4 times and was ‘a bankrupt, a
rotter, and a rank outsider’. Jury awarded verdict for plaintiff
£1,000 and damages. Note. Jack Stross’s addresses were Scout Hill
Mills, Dewsbury, and 18 Russell Street, Leeds.
10 December 1920 page 28
Dewsbury. Marriage in the Mayor’s Reception Room in the Town Hall.
Of Mr A. Woodman of Manchester to Miss Rose Salinsky, daughter of Mr
and Mrs L. Salinsky. Groom served with American Army in France
during the war. The bride is a teacher at the Purwell Boys’ School,
Batley. The staff presented her with and oak and silver biscuit box.
The Mayor and Mayoress were among the guests. [Marriage. Abraham
Woodman Leeds 9b 1086//Rose Salinsky]
London Gazette 6 May 1921 page 3,733
temporary 2Lt 15 April 1921. E. Flatow KOYLI [see 6 September 1921]
London Gazette 6 September 1921 page 7,114
The name is 2Lt E.W. Flatow and not as in Gazette 6 May 1921.
13 January 1922 page 29
Leeds. Rabbi M. Abrahams’ Memorial Library. ‘The gift of a set of
the Jewish Encyclopedia (by Mr. S. Krakauer, of Dewsbury) was
reported’. [There was a Solomon Krakauer in Barnsley]
Yorkshire Evening Post 25 March 1922 page 8
William Kalinsky, West Park Street, was find £10 and to pay
expenses and arrears at Dewsbury for failing to pay National Health
Insurance contributions in respect of a domestic servant. The girl
had been attended by Mrs Kalinsky’s doctor and paid for by Mrs
Kalinsky. The NHI contributions ceased. Defence argued that there
was no intention to avoid the obligation.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 29 June 1922 page 1
Dewsbury Grammar School Sports. 100 yards Old Boys’ Race.
Includes Kalinsky [presumably Arthur]
14 July 1922, page 26
A meeting was held yesterday week with a view to re-form the Hebrew
congregation, which had been disbanded during the war. It was decided to hold
services on the coming High Festivals. Residents in the neighbourhood of
Dewsbury who wish to attend should communicate with Mr. Mark Salont, 31, Orchard
Street, Savile Town’
Jewish Chronicle, 29 September
1922 page 4.
New Year Greetings. Mr and Mrs L. Salinsky,
Marsden Terrace. Dewsbury.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 21 November 1922 page
Dewsbury Amateur Operatic Society. ‘The Cingalee’
at the Theatre Royal last night. Ruth Kalinsky in role of Peggy
10 August 1923 page 11
Letter from Mark Salont,
Municipal Technical College and School of Art, Dewsbury. Re Jewish
golf club in Leeds. He was surprised to find that they played on
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 23 November 1923 page
Old Dewsburians to meet Ossett tomorrow for
Rugby Union game. One of the three-quarter back was Kalinsky.
11 April 1924 page 2
Death on 31 March at Woodville.
Wilson Wood Street, Batley Carr, Dewsbury, of Myer Waterson, aged
53, husband of Anne, father of Joseph. Abraham. Bernard, and
Adelaide, Mrs Michael Saperia.
18 April 1924 page 1
Engagement. Ruth, elder daughter if
Mr and Mrs W. Kalinsky, Brooklyn Villa, West Park St, Dewsbury, to
Dr Selby, elder son of Mr and late Mrs M. Selberg of Bradford.
[Marriage. Ruth Kalinsky December 1928 Leeds 9b 886//Harry
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 18 July 1924 page 16
Tennis at Dewsbury. Taylor Stubley Cup (singles).
E. W. Flatow beat N. Shaw.
8 August 1924 page 1
Engagement. Amelia (Milly), elder
daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Myers, Bow, London, E 3, to Mark Salont,
youngest son of Mr and late Mrs M. Salont. [?Marriage. Mark Salont
December 1927 Manchester 8d 1237//Leah Lebovitch]
London Gazette 13 December 1924 page 10,210
Granted rank of Captain Lt E.W. Flatow.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 11 June 1927 page 15
The whole stock of rags in Britain held by the Russian
Government and Arcos Ltd, 2,000 tons, has been bought by Jack Stross
Ltd, rag and shoddy manufacturers, Carr Dyke Mills, Dewsbury.
£11,000 paid to Soviet representatives.
1927 Kelly’s Directory, West Riding
E. Weiss 6 Springfield Terrace, Dewsbury
1927 Kelly’s Directory West Riding Leeds page 851
Sol Hurwitz, woollen merchant, 51 Cabinet Chambers, 20a
Basinghall Street, Leeds
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 29 February 1928 page
Case at Dewsbury. Messrs M. J. and G. Stross,
rag merchants, Scout Hill, Dewsbury, summoned an employee for theft
of rags. Stated that in last 2 years £1,000 of rags lost through
theft by employees. Employee bound over and told she would not lose
London Gazette 6 June 1928 page 4,572
Naturalisations. Abram Kalinski known as Arthur Kalinsky, Poland,
worsted manufacturer, Brooklyn Villa, West Park Street, Dewsbury. 21
June 1928. Wolf Kalinski known as Wille Kalinsky, Poland, rag and
woollen merchant, Brooklyn Villa, West Park Street, Dewsbury. 26
12 April 1929 page 4
Contribution by M. Stross
(Dewsbury) of £2.2.0 to Chief Rabbi’s Passover Relief Fund to
provide Matzot for Famine Sufferers in Russia and Bessarabia.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 16 July 1931 page 4 Myer
Hill, Leeds, textile commission agent, brought action against Jack
Stross Ltd, rag merchants, claiming damages for alleged libel. This
was contained in a letter written by defendants to Mr Isaac Beruhiel
of Constantinople and Marseilles, by whom plaintiff was employed as
an agent on commission. In 1929 plaintiff had obtained from
defendant an order for materials worth £1,500. After delivery
defendants were dissatisfied with the goods and refused to make any
further payment to Beruhiel. Defendants wrote letter complaining of
being defrauded. Evidence given, inter alia, by Jack Stross,
Managing Director of the defendant company. Verdict for defendants.
National Archives 1932
Company no. 170574.
L. Salinsky and Sons Ltd. Incorporated 1920. Dissolved between 1920
and 1932. Files of dissolved companies. BY 31/26215/170574.
Company no. 170574. L. Salinsky and Sons Ltd. Incorporated 1920.
Liquidator’s Acccounts on the dissolution of the company at some
point between 1920 and 1932. BT 34/4617/170574
Yorkshire Evening Post 6 January 1933 page 7
Meeting today in Bradford of creditors of Celia Hyman, Cowper
Street, Leeds, carrying on business in Dewsbury as a ladies’
outfitter. Deficiency of £2,021 caused by loss in connection with
Wakefield business, alterations to premises, trade depression and
insufficient profit for living expenses.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 28 January 1933 page
Ferrari’s Auction Rooms. Re Celia Hyman, Ladies’
Gown and Mantle Dealer, Dewsbury, in bankruptcy. Sale of valuable
oak shop fittings, also sewing machines, cash till., carpets etc.
Yorkshire Evening Post 2 February 1933 page 11
Public Examination of Celia Hyman. Shop is in Market Place,
Dewsbury. Has been insolvent since 1929. Withdrew more than income.
31 January 1936 page 19
The Dewsbury News publishes a
report of a lecture given to the Ravensthorpe Co-operative Men’s
Guild by Rev W. H. Legg, vicar of Ravensthorpe in which he eulogises
the Germany of today.
16 July 1937 page 15
‘Mentor’s’ Memorial Fund for the
Kiddies Contribution by M. J. & G. Stross of Dewsbury, 10s. 6d.
13 May 1938 page 37
‘In Aid of Persecuted Children’.
Cheque for £80 from Mr George Stross raised by workpeople of M. G. &
J. Stross of Dewsbury.
22 September 1938 page 14
‘Mentor’s’ Memorial Fund for
the Kiddies. Contribution by V. Sloi, Dewsbury, 2s 6d
25 August 1939 page 9
Engagement. Bernard, eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs Nathan
Silver, 42 Leeds Road, Dewsbury, to Henrietta (Hetty) Siroko BSc,
younger daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Siroko, Liverpool. [Marriage.
Bernard I. Silver September 1940 Liverpool S. 8b 769//Henrietta
15 September 1939 page 22
The first refugees under the
auspices of the Halifax Committee for Jewish and Non-Jewish Refugees
have arrived at Halifax. They are 4-year old twin boys, Michael and
Harry Aron. Their mother has become a nurse at the Dewsbury Joint
Hospital. 1939 Register Walter M. Hyman born 5.3.1891. Wool and Hair
Merchant. Flat 1 Oliver Hill, Ontwood Lane, Horsforth Lea Hyman born
24.8.1891(sic. Should be 1893)
London Gazette 23 April 1940 page 2,455
Territorial Reserve of Officers. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Lt E. W. Flatow (50502) from West Riding Regiment to be Lt 20
London Gazette 26 June 1940 page 4,010
National Defence Companies. Eric Wronker Flatow (131709) late Lt
West Riding Regiment to be Lt 15 September 1939.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 3 September 1940 page
Marriage on 1 September at Liverpool of Bernard
Isadore Silver of Woodville, Leeds Road Dewsbury, to Henrietta
Siroko of Liverpool. [Marriage. Bernard I. Silver September 1940
Liverpool S. 8b 769 [Henrietta Siroko
28 March 1941 page 3
Bar Mitzvah. Arnold Joseph, son of
Mr and Mrs Julius Salinsky of Dewsbury will read portion of the Law
at Higher Crumpsall Synagogue Manchester on 3 April.
5 September 1941 page 3
Birth on 31 August at Moorlands
Maternity Home, Dewsbury, to Miriam, nee Siroko, wife of David
Ostrin of Liverpool, a son. [Birth. Anthony R. Ostrin September 1941
Dewsbury 9b 896. Mother Siroko]
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 14 August 1942 page 2
Leeds RAF Fund. Contribution from M.J. and G.
Stross Dewsbury £100.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 16 December 1946 page
Partnership dissolved of George Stross and Walter
Morley Hyman haulage contractors at Chancery Lane, Ossett, as from
21 January 1946. Now two separate concerns: Walter Morley Hyman –
The Relay Motor Company (Ossett) and George Stross – The Relay Motor
Company (Dewsbury), 27 Wellington Road, Dewsbury.
National Archives. HO 334/230/2399.1947
Naturalisation Certificate. Josef Hochwald from Czechoslovakia.
Resident in Baildon, Yorkshire. Certificate issued 1 May 1947.
30 May 1947, page 12
At a meeting held at the home of Mr. Bernard Silver it was decided that there
was now a large enough number of Jews living in Dewsbury to make it possible to
revive the Dewsbury Jewish community, which has been out of existence for
something like 30 years.
Messrs. Mark Salont was elected President; J. Salinsky. Vice-President; and
Nelson A. Berkoff, Secretary.
Although the size of the community does not yet warrant the holding of regular
services it was agreed at the meeting that one of the main objects would be to
celebrate the festivals with the children of the community, and to arrange
Jewish activities for them’.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 October 1947 page 16
Young Israel Welcome to Cynthia Barnett, Dewsbury.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 January 1949 page
The founder and honorary secretary of Dewsbury
community has recently left Dewsbury with his family to settle in
Chronicle, 14 January 1949, page 14
‘A visit to the Dewsbury community was
paid recently by Mr. Marc Labovitch, who spoke on the work of the Leeds Jewish
Representative Council, to which the community is affiliated.
The founder and honorary secretary of the community, Mr. Nelson Berkoff,
recently left Dewsbury with his family to settle in Israel…’.
London Gazette 26 January 1949 page 502
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers. Relinquish commission
having exceeded the age limit. Lt E. W.Flatow, 60502, retaining rank
Yorkshire Evening Post 12 July 1949 page 7
George Stross, director, Providence Mills, Dewsbury, fined £20 in
each of 2 cases for using a vehicle for carrying goods without a
proper licence. George Stross Ltd, rag merchants, fined £12 in each
of 2 cases for aiding and abetting.
25 November 1949 page 7
Birth of a daughter, Evelyn
(their second) on 21 November at the Moorlands Maternity Home,
Dewsbury, to Hetty nee Siroko, wife of Bernard Silver of ‘Torwood’,
8 Caledonian Rd, Savile Town, Dewsbury. [Birth. Evelyn Silver
December 1949 Dewsbury 9b 416. Mother Siroko 1951 Telephone Book
(for Lincoln, York, Northumberland), page 128 I. and J. Hyman, Ltd,
Rag Merchants 5 Wesley Chambers, Union Street, Dewsbury
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 13 December 1951 page
Chelsea court martial of Major H.T. Newman
cashiered for offences in connection with sale of arms and
ammunition to Jews of Palestine in January 1948. Said that he met a
man named Silver in Dewsbury who was involved in the affair. This
was Bernard Isadore Silver of Caledonia Road, Savile Town Dewsbury.
He has a brother Bob in Haifa.
Chronicle, 19 January 1952, page 9
of Dr ‘Death
of Dr Nestor J.S. Nathan at age 41. A hospital doctor in Yorkshire including a
period at Dewsbury. ‘The small Jewish community in Dewsbury has good cause to
remember him for his interest and ready help in communal matters’
11 December 1953 page 2
Engagement. Cynthia, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs B. Barnett
(Passcovitch) of 14 Hope Street, Dewsbury, to Philip, only son of Mr
and Mrs J. Wood, 21 St Martin’s Crescent, Leeds.
2 September 1961 page 14
A ceremonial key presented to Alderman Jacob Moser of Bradford on the
occasion of the opening of Dewsbury synagogue in April 1906 has been
presented to the Bradford Jewish Institute.
27 August 1965 page 18
‘The Henrietta Szold group under the leadership of Mrs. J.
Goldberg raised £101 by a sale of clothing and jumble at Dewsbury’.
15 December 1967 page 42
Mention of Mr Harvey Gothilf, Lecturer in Law at Dewsbury and Batley Colleges.
London Gazette 1 March 1977 page 2,882
At Extraordinary General Meeting of members of Josef Hochwald (Export)
Ltd held at Bradford on 1 February, resolve that the company be would
up and a Liquidator be appointed.
London Gazette 1 March 1977 page 2,889
Josef Hochwald (Export) Ltd. Registered office 40 Bradford Road,
Dewsbury. Rag exporters. Liquidator appointed 16 February 1977.
London Gazette 7 November 1978 page 13,331
Josef Hochwald (Export) Ltd. Creditors of the company to send names
and addresses and particulars of their debts to the Liquidator. ‘This
notice is purely formal. All known creditors have been, or will be,
paid in full.’
29 December 1995 page 12
Profile of Regina Waldman, Leeds. First husband Jack Lawrence died 1965
‘with a borrowed £12 Regina opened her first market stall in Dewsbury’.
2nd husband Sydney, 1967
15 August 1997 page 12
Sydney Cohen Director of JNF. After National Service played
Rugby League for Dewsbury under name Crawford.
25 October 2002 page 28
Obituary of Ruth Livingstone born Dewsbury 29 March 1905. Died
Southport 2 August 2002 aged 97.
9 April 2004 page 16
Obituary of Bernard Silver. Born 30 October 1913. Died Leeds 24
February 2004 aged 90. Had Dewsbury-based textile business. Settled in
Leeds after WWII.
24 June 2005 page 28
Obituary of Richard Camrass. Solicitor in Dewsbury 1935 but joined army in 1938.
UK Companies House
Zev David Weiss, 45-47 Mill Street East, Dewsbury.
Jews of Dewsbury by Harold Pollins
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