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Ebbw Vale Hebrew Congregation

and Jewish Community

Ebbw Vale, Blaneau Gwent, South Wales

 

 

   
 


Page created: 4 January 2015
Latest revision or update: 4 August 2016

Press Reports relating to the Ebbw Vale Jewish Community
1876 - 2011

Compiled by Harold Pollins

Information within square brackets is from the compiler

 

Jewish Chronicle (first mention), 18 August 1876, page 308

Letter from Marks J. S. Lyons contributing to correspondence about financial problems of building synagogue at Tredegar.


Jewish Chronicle, 27 May 1887, page 12

Marks J. S. Lyons, Hon Sec of the Tredegar congregation, elected member of the Ebbw Vale Local Government Board. Believed to be first Jew in Wales to have attained such a position and is youngest member of the Board.


Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1890, page 15

Lyons elected a Governor of the University College of South Wales  and Monmouthshire (Cardiff).  First and only Jew on Board of Governors.


Jewish Chronicle, 12 December 1890, page 16

Lyons is also chairman of the Central Ward (Liberal), and vice-president of the Chamber of Trade.


Jewish Chronicle, 2 January 1891, page 20

Society in aid of the Jews’ Hospital and Orphan Asylum formed at Tredegar as the West Monmouthshire and Breconshire Jews’ Orphan Aid Society. Inaugural meeting on 21 December and Marks Lyons elected president.


Jewish Chronicle, 18 May 1894, page 16

On his Pastoral Tour the Chief Rabbi visited Brynmawr and was conducted by the principal Jewish inhabitants to the Synagogue Chambers where he examined the children. At the evening service he gave an address to a large number of Jews from Brynmawr, Blaina, Abertillery, Ebbw Vale and Blaenavon.


Jewish Chronicle, 26 October 1894, page 16

Lyons elected County Governor under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act.


Evening Express, 19 April 1895

‘Wanted, good General Servant, good character indispensable – Mrs. Lyons, Market-street, Ebbw Vale’


Jewish Chronicle, 20 September 1895, page 13

Lyons elected as chairman of the Urban District Council. Thus becomes the first Jewish JP in Wales.


Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1895, page 18

Letter stating that since Monmouthshire is not in Wales Lyons not the first Jewish JP in Wales. Honour goes to Simon Goldberg of Swansea who became JP in April last.


Jewish Chronicle, 21 February 1896, page 19

Miss Lyons, daughter of M.J.S. Lyons, read a paper before the Ebbw Vale Literary and Scientific Club on ‘The Pleasure of Reading’.


Jewish Chronicle, 13 November 1896 page 19

M.J.S. Lyons installed as Worshipful Master of the Glyn Ebbw Lodge.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 December, 1896 page 25

Mabel Lyons, aged 10, younger daughter of Councillor M.J. S. Lyons, passed pianoforte Playing, for Trinity College London, at the local centre, Newport.


Jewish Chronicle, 15 January 1897, page 25

Florrie Lyons passed recent exam of the College of Violinists (Newport Centre).


Jewish Chronicle, 29 January 1897, page 23

Miss Lyons read a paper at the Newport Jewish Literary and Social Institute.


Jewish Chronicle, 24 December 1897, page 30

M.J.S. Lyons re-elected Chairman of the Board of Management of the Ebbw Vale County School and re-elected for 6th time as a Governor of University College, Cardiff.


Jewish Chronicle, 24 February 1899 page 1

Marriage at Tredegar Synagogue on 15 February of Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Abraham Gershon Green, of Commercial Street, Ebbw Vale and Morris Rose of Soho, London, W.

[Marriage. Sarah Green March 1899 Bedwelty 11a 175//Morris Rose]


Jewish Chronicle, 13 July 1900, page 2

Contributions to Brynmawr Synagogue and Schoolhouse Building Fund from Ebbw Vale: C. Goldblatt, M.J.S.Lyons, A.G. Green, H. Goldblatt, A. Pallat.


Jewish Chronicle, 7 February 1902, page 1

Death on 31 January at Market Street, Ebbw Vale, Marks Joseph Samuel Lyons, aged 46, Son-in-law of Rev J. Isaacs of Canterbury. Father of Mrs Henry J. Bradlaw, Dublin. Brother of Abrahams Lyons, Swansea, Mrs S. Maris, Birmingham, Mrs Abrahamson and Mrs Phillips, Highbury Crescent, London.

[Death. Marks Joseph S. Lyons March 1902 aged 46 Bedwelty 11a 77]


Jewish Chronicle, 7 February 1902, page 9

Obituary of M. J. S. Lyons aged 46. Had lived in Ebbw Vale for nearly 30 years. He was Registrar for Marriages for Tredegar Hebrew Congregation for many years and was a founder of Tredegar Synagogue.


Jewish Chronicle, 28 November 1902, page 1

Tombstone setting of M. J. S. Lyons at Cefn Cemetery, Merthyr.


Jewish Chronicle, 1 May 1903, page 1

Fiance. Amelia, daughter of Mr N. Kreugel of Dalston, to Herman, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Goldblatt of Ebbw Vale. [Marriage did not take place. Instead Marriage: Herman Goldblatt March 1904 Bedwelty 11a 155//Ada Roskin]


Cardiff Times, 10 October 1903, page 11

At Tredegar County Court. Isaac Amiel, a Jewish pedlar, claimed damages from a tradesman of the same persuasion, named Lewis Goldblatt, Ebbw Vale, and also by taking by force from him a pack of drapery goods on 6 August. Plaintiff left defendant’s employ about a month before, owing Goldblatt 20s and went into business on own account. The defendant knocked him down, took hold of the pack and held plaintiff by throat. The plaintiff said that he had purchased the goods from a tradesman in Cwm. The ownership of the goods was not in question. Judgement for assault £2 with costs.


Weekly Mail, 12 December 1903, page 9

Tredegar Magistrates’ Court. Charles and Louis Goldblatt, father and son, drapers &c, surrendered to their bail. They were charged with stealing goods from S. C. Larkins & Sons and Parry and Rocke, Swansea. Discharged.


Cardiff Times, 16 January 1904, page 5

Charles and Louis Goldblatt , father and son, ‘of the Jewish persuasion’, further summoned in the case of defrauding Larkins & Sons and Parry & Rocke. Charles not present, Louis was formally charged. Adjourned until 22 February.


Cardiff Times, 19 March 1904, page 10

Date for hearing now 28 March. Facts have been placed before the Director of Public Prosecutions. Summons issued for conspiracy against William Goldblatt, son of Charles.


Cardiff Times, 2 April 1904, page 9

Case at Tredegar. Charles Goldblatt (60), Louis Goldblatt (31) and William Goldblatt (19), father and sons, drapers, Ebbw Vale, were charged with conspiring with one named Glass to defraud Messrs S. C. Larkins and Sons, Birmingham, of a large quantity of goods between September and November last. Further, Charles Goldblatt and Louis Goldblatt at about the same time conspired with Glass to defraud Messrs Parry and Rocke, Swansea, of goods. In 1901 or the beginning of 1902 the Goldblatts introduced from Russia a man named Moses Glass who was a relative, a Polish Jew,who lived with Louis in Ebbw Vale. At the end of 1901 or beginning of1902 a shop was taken in Tredegar in the name of Moses Glass and he and  William Goldblatt opened a business there for the retail of fancy goods. In April 1902 Louis Goldblatt took Glass to the London and Provincial Bank at Ebbw Vale and introduced him as a customer. The name of the firm was Glass & Co, drapers, clothiers, and boot dealers, 38 Church Street, Tredegar. William Goldblatt remained at the shop until November 1903 when the transactions took place which led to the present situation. Glass lived with Louis Goldblatt in Ebbw Vale and continued with the business in Tredegar. In October 1903 he disappeared and it appeared that he had gone back to Russia. Larkins said that Louis Goldblatt had traded with them for 6 years and Charles Goldblatt had traded for a short period  3 years ago. Straightforward in his transactions. Reference to Louis Goldblatt’s stall at Ebbw Vale market. Reference to Isaac Amiel, 1 William Street, Ebbw Vale, who came from Russia 12 months ago as assistant to Louis Goldblatt.

Case dismissed. Insufficient evidence.


London Gazette, 21 September 1906, page 6483

Joseph Dantzig (trading as D. Joseph) 17 Station Terrace, Cwm. Clothier and Boot Dealer. Release of Trustee [William Lewes Daniel, Merthyr Tydfil], on 7 September 1906.


Jewish Chronicle, 2 November 1906, page 1

Marriage on 24 October at Ty Seren, Ebbw Vale,  by Rev J. Abelson BA, Bristol, of Florrie, 2nd daughter of Mrs and the late M.J.S. Lyons, to Sam, eldest son of  Mr and Mrs E. Joseph, Bristol. [Ty Seren was the Lyons home.]
[Marriage. Florence Adelaide S. Lyons December 1906 Bedwelty 11a 77//Samuel Barnett Joseph].


Jewish Chronicle, 2 November 1906, page 30

Public meeting of the Breconshire and Monmouthshire Ahm Israel branch of ITO held at residence of Mrs Lyons.


Jewish Chronicle, 16 November 1906, page 1

Bar Mitzvah on 17 November of Harry Wiselman at Ebbw Vale synagogue.


Jewish Chronicle, 21 December 1906, page 35

Revival of the old Literary Society at Tredegar under title of Tredegar and District Jewish Literary and Social Society. Revival due to the efforts of Mr B. Canard of Ebbw Vale. [He was not traced.]


Jewish Chronicle, 1 February 1907, page 33

Meeting of the Breconshire and Monmouthshire branch of ITO held at residence of Mrs Lyons.


Cardiff Times, 23 March 1907, page 9

On Tuesday morning a fire was discovered at the premises of Mr Goldbratt[sic], draper &c, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. It spread to the adjoining premises of Messrs Bernie Bros, ice cream vendors, and oh the other side to premises occupied by the Ebbw Vale Co as a depot for the sale of gas fittings, stores, &c. They were extensively damaged. The fire also spread to the next building, the Constitutional Chapel, but little damage done.


Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 1908, page 1

Death on 19 January of Herman Goldblatt of Granville House, Ebbw Vale, in his 34th year. Husband of Ada nee Roskin, father of Gwladys and Blanche, Son-in-law of Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin of Beaufort, Mon.
[Death. Herman Goldblatt March 1908 aged 34 Bedwelty 11a 89]


Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 1908, page 2

In Memoriam. Mark Joseph Samuel Lyons, late of Ebbw Vale, died 31.1.1902. Wife, -. Lyons, Ty Seren, Ebbw Vale; Daughters, Mrs Henry J. Bradlaw, Dublin; Mrs F. Joseph, 198 Cathedral Road, Cardiff.


Jewish Chronicle, 1 January 1909, page 2

Death on 24 December 1908 at 17 Beaufort Hill, Beaufort, Mon., Ada, aged 29, relict of Herman Goldblatt, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin, Beaufort, mother of Gwladys and Blanche, after a prolonged and painful illness.
[Death. Ada Goldblatt December 1908 aged 28 Crickhowell 11b 75]


Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1909, page 2. Advert

‘EBBW VALE
HEBREW CONGREGATION

WANTED, Chazan, Shochet and Teacher for above Congregation; married man preferred; must have sanction from Beth Din; salary 23s. per week and perquisites. Apply H. Goldblatt, Commercial Street, Ebbw Vale, Mon.’


Cardiff Times, 16 October 1909, page 12

At Tredegar County Court, the GWR Company claimed £11.11.6 from Lewis Goldblatt, draper of Ebbw Vale, with respect to a case of goods wrongly delivered. A consignment of boots was wrongly delivered to defendant in mistake for his brother. Brother refused to pay but being sued by seller of the goods was compelled to do so. Then threatened action against the railway company who paid for the goods. Judgement for plaintiff with costs, to be paid at £2 per month.


Cardiff Times, 16 October 1909, page 12

Action at Tredegar. Joseph Wiselman. Furniture dealer, Ebbw Vale, claimed £5 from Charles Goldblatt for commission on the sale of premises. Defendant had asked plaintiff to sell a shop, agreeing to  pay him £5 for commission at above £1,000. Sold it for £990. Goldblatt asked him to accept £2.10s. Refused. Judgement for plaintiff with costs.


Jewish Chronicle, 11 March 1910, page 12

Special Meeting of congregation. Mr H. Pech elected President, Mr J. Wiselman, Treasurer. [see 18 March 1910]


Jewish Chronicle, 18 March 1910, page 13

Mr C. Goldblatt informs us that he is still President of the Ebbw Vale congregation (an office he has held since its establishment) and that his son has been Treasurer for the last 3 years and is still Treasurer.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 March 1910, page 1

Birth of son on 22 March to  Mr and Mrs C. Pech, nee Jennie Roskin, Granville Place, Ebbw Vale.
[Birth. Neville Nathan Pech June 1910 Bedwellty 11a 132]


London Gazette, 19 April 1910, page 2,729

Receiving Order. Louis Goldblatt, Draper, 17 James Street, Ebbw Vale


Cardiff Times, 30 April 1910, page 7

First meeting of creditors at Newport re Louis Goldblatt. Gross liabilities £1,397, deficiency £1,280. Large family and bad debts were reason for his failure. The only books of account were ‘round’ books, written in Hebrew. Had lost £900 in afire but insurance company only paid £350. Had sold the business six months ago for £180. Since 2 April 1909 had spent £312 on household expenses. Official Receiver remains Trustee.


Cardiff Times, 28 May 1910, page 5

At Tredegar Bankruptcy Court Louis Goldblatt, draper, 17 James Street. Accounts showed deficiency of £1,280.18.11. Said he commenced business about 12 years ago in Ebbw Vale with a capital of £4.10s. and traded there for 7 years. Also had a business at Abertysswg which was sold for £180. His name was still over the shop and his daughter was employed by the purchaser. Had lost a little money playing cards. Had a large family and bad debts.  Examination adjourned.


Merthyr Express (West Mon, Ebbw Vale, Sirhowy edition), 8 October 1910, page 8

New Tredegar Police Court

Alice Morris (22) married woman of Troidrhiwfuwch, summoned Louis Goldblatt, draper, Abertysswg, for assault. She was a customer. Argument over shopping. She said he hit her. He said she struck him twice. Case dismissed.


Cardiff Times, 22 October 1910, page 5

At Tredegar Bankruptcy Court  examination of Louis Goldblatt, trading as outfitter &c, was adjourned sine die. The Registrar observing that the debtor had now satisfactorily disclosed his affairs.


London Gazette, 25 October 1910, page 7578

Receiving Order dated 22 October 1910. Harris Levin, Clifton Buildings, Cwm. Furnisher.


Cardiff Times, 19 November 1911, page 4

At Tredegar Bankruptcy Court. Re Harris Levin, trading as Cwm, Ebbw Vale, as a furnisher. Came to London from Russia in 1894 and had been trading at Cwm since 1904. Became aware of his insolvency last August and admitted having contracted debts since then, hoping to regain his position.  Had increased his trade considerably in last few weeks. Debtor’s liabilities £662. Assets £73.7.11. Deficiency of £589.  Examination adjourned.


Jewish Chronicle, 24 February 1911, page 29

Energetic young man required for travelling in South Wales. Particulars to B.Pizer, 6 Market Square, Ebbw Vale. [In household of Leah Luck in Census.]


Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1911, page 14

Rev Dayan Hyamson visited the congregation last week. Inspected the synagogue in construction and examined the children. During their stay he and his wife were guests of Mr and Mrs Abrahams.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 August 1911, page 4

Riots in Ebbw Vale. Mr Abrahams’s draper’s shop in Market Square attacked.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 August 1911, page 12

Charles Goldblatt, draper, in Ebbw Vale had premises wrecked. He says that only 1 or 2 Jews in the district owned house property (re accusation of Jews raising rents.) He had lived in Ebbw Vale for 25 years.


Jewish Chronicle, 1 September 1911, page 8

Looting of premises of Mrs Lyons, a fancy goods and miscellaneous dealer, and those of next door draper, Mr Abrahams.


Jewish Chronicle, 1 September 1911, page 21

The consecration of the Ebbw Vale synagogue will take place on 13 September. To be opened  by Isidore Salmon LCC, sermon and consecration by Rev A. A. Green.


Jewish Chronicle, 15 September 1911, page 32

Young man wanted for canvassing and collecting. Apply Pech, draper, Ebbw Vale.


London Gazette

Naturalization. Simon Sidle.3 Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. Oath of Allegiance 8.11.1911.


Jewish Chronicle, 22 December 1911, page 30

Ebbw Vale synagogue to be consecrated next Tuesday [26th]. To be opened by Isidore Salmon, consecration and sermon by Rev A. A. Green.


Jewish Chronicle, 2 February 1912, page 22

Meeting of congregation. H. Pech elected President, H. Goldblatt Treasurer, and G. Abrahams Hon Sec.


Jewish Chronicle, 29 March 1912 page 10. Editorial

Ref to appeal by Rev A.A. Green on behalf of Ebbw Vale Synagogue. Opened last December but the riots deprived it of some of the promised contributions. Now a few hundred pounds are needed to free it from debt. Green mentions that the trustees of the chapel (converted into synagogue) had refused a better offer because they preferred it should remain consecrated for religious worship. The Tredegar congregation had repaid this generosity by subscribing 5 guineas in aid of non-Jews suffering as a result of the coal strike.


Jewish Chronicle, 29 March 1912 page 26

Letter  from Rev A. A. Green,43 Arkwright Road, Hampstead

As above but mentions consecration was postponed for 3 months.


Jewish Chronicle, 31 May 1912, page 1

Death 19 May in Bournemouth of Goldie[sic] aged 41 wife of Jacob Wiselman of Ebbw Vale.
[Death. Gertie Wiselman  June 1912 aged 40 Christchurch 2b 775]


Jewish Chronicle, 7 June 1912, page 23

Mrs C. Pech has presented to the Ebbw Vale congregation a handsome silver pointer in memory of her sister Ada Goldblatt.


Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1912, page 25

At Brit Milah at home of Mr J. Joseph, Wainlaud [Waunlwyd], near Ebbw Vale, collections were made on the initiative of Mr  J. Cohen (Tredegar) for the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, London, the JNF (the latter in the name of Mr H. Roskin, Newbridge), and for local congregational funds.
[Birth. Harry Joseph December 1912 Bedwellty 11a 120. Mother Dantzig[sic]]
A ball is being organised to raise funds for the local congregation [Ebbw Vale].


Jewish Chronicle, 8 November 1912, page 2

‘WANTED, good young man for collecting and canvassing; good references required. Apply, H. Pech, Draper, Ebbw Vale, Mon.’


Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 1913, page 1

Daughter Ada born 15 January at Granville Place, Ebbw Vale to Mr and Mr C. Pech. Mother Roskin.
[Birth. Ada Pech March 1913 Bedwelty 11a 257. Mother Roskin]. Died 1913.


Jewish Chronicle, 4 July 1913, page 2

Died 23 June at Church Street, Ebbw Vale. Charles Goldblatt. Mourned by sons, daughters, grandchildren and relatives.
[Death. Charles Goldblatt June 1913 aged 63 Bedwellty 11a 141]


Jewish Chronicle, 11 July 1913, p.26

Obituary of Charles Goldblatt. A founder of the congregation. Before synagogue opened his house was made available for public worship. He presented Scroll of the Law. Contributed to local charities and to those in Jerusalem.


London Gazette, 2 September 1913, page 6,256

Naturalization.
Akivah Pech (known as Caple Pech).  Austria. Granville House, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. Oath of Allegiance 15.8.1913
Haris Pech. Austria. Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. Oath of Allegiance 15.8.1913
Jacob Myer Pech. Austria. Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. Oath of Allegiance 16.8.1913


Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913, page 27

At the synagogue, in the presence of a full congregation, Mr H. Goldblatt unveiled a memorial to the late C. Goldblatt in mark of gratitude for his many services to the community.


Jewish Chronicle, 7 November 1913, page 2

Death on 29 October at Granville Place, Ebbw Vale, Ada, daughter of Mr and Mrs C. Pech, aged 9 months. [Death. Ada Pech December 1913 aged 0 Bedwellty 11a 116] [Buried Merthyr]


Jewish Chronicle, 13 February 1914, page 28

First annual ball held at the Drill Hall. A great social and financial success. Large attendance from Ebbw Vale and neighbouring towns. In aid of synagogue mortgage fund. Committee: C. Pech (Chairman), J. Pech and G. Abrahams (Hon Joint Secs), Mesdames V. Pech, G. Abrahams, S. Sidle, N. Wiselman and the Misses Phoebe and Minnie Goldblatt. Stewards included N. Wiselman, B. Rees, and B. Hyman, (Waunlwyd).


Jewish Chronicle, 17 April 1914, page 1

Betrothal. Leah, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs C. Goldblatt of Ebbw Vale, to Joe, eldest son of Mr and Mrs H. King of Penydarren, Merthyr.
[Marriage. Leah Goldblatt September 1914 Bedwellty 11a 277//Joseph King]


Jewish Chronicle, 26 June 1914, page 33

On Wednesday week Mr and Mrs Harry Goldblatt presented congregation with a Sepher Torah. Reception by Mr and Mrs Goldblatt in the schoolroom. Speeches by Mr Roskin (chairman), Rev I. Rabinowitz, and Mr Birnbaum.


Jewish Chronicle, 10 July 1914, page 27

Limerick. At a meeting of the congregation, Rev I. Rabinowitz of Ebbw Vale was elected chazan and shochet.


Jewish Chronicle, 28 August 1914 page 2

Mr and Mrs Joseph King give thanks for presents etc on the occasion of their marriage. 36 Church Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 28 August 1914, page 2

Advert. Ebbw Vale Hebrew Congregation. Wanted Baal Shacharit and for Musaph for the High Festivals. £3. Apply G. Abrahams, Market Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 September 1914, page 8

Simon Joseph aged 12, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph, Station Road, Waunlwyd, has gained free scholarship to the Ebbw Vale County School.


Jewish Chronicle, 16 October 1914, page 1

Birth of a son on 11 October  at Granville House, Ebbw Vale, to Mrs and Mrs C. Pech (nee Jennie Roskin).
[Birth. Henry Pech December 1914 Bedwellty 11a 196]


Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1915, page 26

The annual collection by means of the one shilling tickets in aid of the funds of the Jewish Soup Kitchen in London amounted to over £5. Among the districts that contributed were Merthyr, Brynmawr, New Tredegar, and Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 22 October 1915, page 1

Betrothal. Belle, 2nd daughter of Mrs F. Ballin and the late Mr Barnett Simons of Brynmawr, and granddaughter of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Goldblatt of Ebbw Vale, to Simon, eldest son of Mrs L. Cammerman and the late Mr Solomon Cammerman of Abertillery
[Marriage. Bella Simons March 1916 Crickhowell 11b 135//Simon Cammerman]


Jewish Chronicle, 12 November 1915, page 4

Betrothal. Celia, youngest daughter of Mr and the late Mrs Wolfson of Tredegar, to Jack, youngest son of Mr and Mrs H. Pech, Central House, Ebbw Vale.
[No marriage found.]


Jewish Chronicle, 10 December 1915, page 28

Tredegar. Re-opening of the Montefiore Centenary Synagogue and new schoolroom. Rev Bloch officiated assisted by Rev H. Olwenstein[sic] of Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 21 January 1916, page 2

Advert. Ebbw Vale Hebrew Congregation. Wanted , Shochet and Teacher.. Salary 35s per week and perquisites. Apply G. Abrahams, Market Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 28 January 1916, page 14

Blanche Goldblatt, aged 9, granddaughter of Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin, Ebbw Vale, in a recent London College of Music exam at Newport headed the list for South Wales.
[Parents were Ada Roskin and Hermann Goldblatt [both died 1908]


Jewish Chronicle, 28 January 1916, page 25

Tredegar. Rev H. Olivestone of Ebbw Vale (late of Antwerp) has been appointed minister of the Tredegar congregation.


Jewish Chronicle, 23 June 1916, page 3

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Ebbw Vale Committee. £3.10.0. Messrs C.Pech 15s, H. Pech 12s, H. Pech 10s, H. Goldblatt and G. Abrahams 7s each, J. King 6s,  C. Pech, L. Bloom 5s each, A. D. Roskin 3s.


Jewish Chronicle, 23 June 1916, page 4

Same fund. Swansea Committee Per J. Levi, Pech, Ebbw Vale, 10s 6d.


Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1916, page 1

Barney, 3rd son of Mr and Mrs J. Wiselman of Ebbw Vale will read portion of the Law at Ebbw Vale synagogue on 26 August.


Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1916, New Year Greetings

Mr and Mrs Joseph and family, 3 Station Road, Waunllwyd.


Jewish Chronicle, 6 October 1916, page 4

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Ebbw Vale. H.Peck 20s, C. Peck 10s, J. Abrahams 9s, H. Goldblatt, J. King 10s each, A. D. Roskin 12s


Jewish Chronicle, 3 November 1916, page 3

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Ebbw Vale Committee. H. Pech 20s, C. Pech 14s, A. D. Roskin 10s 6d, G. Abrahams 9s, H. Goldblatt, J. King, 7s each, S. Seidle[sic] 2s 6d, B. Roskin 1s 3d.


Jewish Chronicle, 22 December 1916, Young Israel page 2

Ref to Bella Abrahams Ebbw Vale. Mentions that she is the only Jewish girl in her school.


Jewish Chronicle, 29 December 1916, page 1

Died on 20 December at 6t Market Square, Ebbw Vale, Asher, son of Taube and the late M. Bloom. Mentions 1 brother in Stoke, 3 sisters in Bradford. Buried Merthyr
Separate notice from brother Isadore in Middlesbrough.
[Death. Asher Bloom aged 35 December 1916 Bedwellty 11a 110]


Jewish Chronicle, 5 January 1917, page 1

Birth of a daughter on 21 December at ‘Trelawney’ Holland Street, Ebbw Vale, to Mr and Mrs A. Barnett (nee Rosie Jacobs).
[Birth. Phyllis M. Barnett March 1917 Bedwellty 11a 166]


Jewish Chronicle, 26 January 1917, Young Israel page 1

New member of ‘Young Israel Children’s League’ Blanche Roskin, ‘Granville House’, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 2 March 1917, page 3

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Ebbw Vale Committee. £3.10s. H. Pech 21s, C. Pech 10s 6d, Mrs L. Bloom 10s 6d, Messrs D. Roskin, H. Goldblatt, J. King, G. Abrahams 7s each


Jewish Chronicle, 13 April 1917, page 19

Fund for Russian Jewish War Victims. Collected by Mr M. Averbuch at a Bris Milah at Mr H. Levin, Cwm.
[Ude Levin June 1917 Bedwellty 11a 182. Mother Cooper]


London Gazette, 4 May 1917, page 4,236

Naturalization. Barnet Roskin. Russia. General Dealer. The London Bazaar, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale. Oath of Allegiance 25.4.1917


Jewish Chronicle, 29 June 1917, page 14

Board of Deputies. Representative for Ebbw Vale Capt I. Salmon LCC [and continues after the war].


Jewish Chronicle, 13 July 1917, page 1

Died on 7 July, at Bethcar Street, Rachel, wife of Harris Pech. Mourned by husband, daughter Leah, sons Caple and  Jacob. Buried Merthyr.
[Death. Rachel Pech September 1917 aged 56 Bedwellty 11a 75]


Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1917, page 3

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Ebbw Vale Committee £6.0.6d. [Not itemised]


Jewish Chronicle, 14 September 1917, New Year Greetings page XV

Mr Haris Pech Bethcar Street. [Note. Correct spelling of forename]


Jewish Chronicle, 23 November 1917, page 2

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Per C. Pech, Ebbw Vale. Messrs H. Pech 20s, C. Pech, A.D. Raskin[sic], G. Abrahams, J. King, H. Goldblatt, 10s 6d each, Rev. - Block[sic] 2s, S. Siedle 2s 6d, Miss Jennie Raskin[sic] 12s 6d, Mr A. Lyons 10s.


Jewish Chronicle, 30 November 1917, page 12

S Minister thanking the Government for the Declaration.


Jewish Chronicle, 30 November 1917, page 18

Palestine Relief Fund.

Collected by Messrs A. D. Roskin and S. Sidle at Ebbw Vale.  A. D. Roskin 10s, S. Sidle, C. Pech, M. Auverbach, J. King, G. Abrahams, B. Hyman, H. Goldblatt, J. Wiselman and Mrs M. Jaffa 65s each. W. Goldblatt 2s 6d, B. Roskin 2s.


Jewish Chronicle, 11 January 1918, page 8

Palestine Relief Fund

Received per Rev H. Olivestone: Mr A. Latte (Ebbw Vale) (21s of which was presented to him by Tredegar Hebrew Congregation in appreciation of services rendered) £1.5s.


Jewish Chronicle, 22 February 1918, page 16

Messrs Harris and Ben Hamilton of Merthyr Tydfil recently addressed members of the Ebbw Vale congregation and were instrumental in forming a Zionist society. Simon Sidle, J. Weiselman[sic], J. King and C. Pech respectively elected President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. A Committee was also elected.


Jewish Chronicle, 21 June 1918, page 14

Messrs Harris and Ben Hamilton of Merthyr Tydfil recently addressed Conference at Cardiff, representatives of congregations. Resolved to establish a system of co-operation between communities in South Wales, Monmouthshire, and Bristol.


Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1918, New Year Greetings page XI

Mrs L. Bloom 6 Market Square, Ebbw Vale


Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1918, New Year Greetings page XII

Mr and Mrs B. Hyman and family. Park View, Waunllwyd.


Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1918 New Year, Greetings page XIV

Mr Haris Pech Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale


Jewish Chronicle, 4 October 1918, page 1

Death on 23 September, Aubrey Isaac Hyman, son of Mr and Mrs B. Hyman, Park View, Waunllwyd, aged 5 ½.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 July 1919, page 3

Fund for Jewish Victims of War in Russia

-Saltman, £5.5.0; H. Peck, 3.3.0; J. Wiselman, 3.3.0; G. Abrahams, 3.3.0; C. Peck, 2.2.0; S. Sidle, 2.2.0; A. D. Roskin, 1.1.0; H. Goldblatt, 1.1.0; J. King, 1.1.0; J. Peck, 1.1.0; Mrs Bloom, 1.1.0; B. Roskin, 10s; Rev Mr Block, 5s.

‘The Call of the Kiddies Fund’

C. Latte (Ebbw Vale) 1s.


Jewish Chronicle, 8 August 1919, page 17

A Zionist conference was held at the residence of Mr H. Pech. J. Wiselman presided. About £100 raised for the Restoration Fund including £21 from H. Pech and £21 from Brothers Pech.


Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1919, New Year Greetings page V

Mr and Mrs S. Sidle, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 20 February 1920, page 34

Ball held in aid of synagogue funds. Great success, through the efforts of the secretary, J. Pech, assisted by a committee of G. Abrahams, S. Sidle, C. Pech, J. King, B. Lyons, and Mrs G. Abrahams.


Jewish Chronicle, 21 May 1920, page 4

Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia

Per Mr Latte Ebbw Vale £1.1.0.


Jewish Chronicle, 9 July 1920, page 10

‘For the Kiddies’

Collected by Master Neville Pech, Ebbw Vale. H. Goldblatt 1s, J. King 1s, Councillor C. Davies 10s 6d, Dr J. McCaig 5s, Mr J. Lyons Blackpool, Mr H. H. Roskin Oxford, Mr A. D. Roskin 2s 6d, Neville, Henry, and Betty Pech, in memory of grandmother, 15s, Mimi, Annie and Bessie Luck, and Monty Bloom, in memory of grandmother, 10s 6d.


London Gazette, 3 December 1920, page 11,970

Naturalisation. Chlavney (known as Harry) Goldblatt, Outfitter and Draper, 33 Commercial Street, Ebbw Vale. Oath of Allegiance 1.11.1920.


Jewish Chronicle, 9 September 1921, page 34

Blanche Roskin, grandchild of Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin of Ebbw Vale, has passed the senior exam of the Central Welsh Board with distinction in History.   Being only 15 years she is too young to be awarded the certificate.


Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1921, page 10

‘The Kiddies’

Collected by Master Neville Pech, Ebbw Vale

C. Pech 2s 6, H. Pech 2s 6d,E. Wanklyn H. Roskin 2s6d, B.  Roskin 2s 6d, G. Abrahams 2s 6d, F. M. Pech 2s 6d, S. Sidle 2s 6d, Mrs Lyons 2s 6d, B. Luck 2s 0d, J. King 2s 6d, J. Wiselman 2s 6d. Amounts of 1s or less: -. Roskin, -. Levy, H. Goldblatt, Mrs M. Solomon, sub-total 3s 3d. TOTAL £1.12.3.


Jewish Chronicle, 21 October 1921, page 13

Bridegrooms of the Law. Newport Mon. S. Wolfson and M. Averbuch


Jewish Chronicle, 11 November 1921, page 1

Birth of son on 8 November to Mr and Mrs Jack M. Pech (nee Raie Cohen), ‘Sherwood’, 10 Eureka Place, Ebbw Vale.
[Birth. Bernard J.Peck[sic] December 1921 Bedwellty 11a 808. Mother Cohen]


Jewish Chronicle, 16 December 1921, page 41

On Thursday week [8th] Mr A. Hyams MA examined pupils of the Ebbw Vale Hebrew Classes and reported favourably on the jnstruction given by the teacher Rev Bloch.


Jewish Chronicle, 23 December 1921, page 4

Federation of Ukrainian Jews. In aid of the pogrom in the Ukraine.

Ebbw Vale Per J. M. Pech. Mr and Mrs M. Solomon £3.3.0, H. Pech £2.2.0, J. Wiselman £2.2.0, B. Roskin £1.6.0, I guinea each from C. Pech, J. M. Pech, and Mrs Cohen, half-guinea each from S. Siedle, G. Abrahams, H. Goldblatt, J. King, W. Goldblatt, Mrs L. Bloom. 5s each from Rev G. Bloch, and A. D. Roskin, TOTAL £16.9s.0


Jewish Chronicle, 28 April 1922, page 33

Mr Herman H. Roskin BA, BSc, FCS, unveiled the War Memorial erected at the County School, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 14 July 1922, page 27

Miss Hilda Bloch, aged 19, 2nd daughter of Rev and Mrs Bloch, Ebbw Vale, has obtained BA with 2nd class honours at Cardiff University.


Jewish Chronicle, 29 September 1922, page 1

Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin, Granville House, Ebbw Vale, on 4 October.


London Gazette, 6 October 1922, page 7,094

The partnership between Haris Peck (formerly Haris Pech), Caple Peck (formerly Caple Pech), and James Myer Peck (formerly James Myer Pech), carrying on business as Draper at Ebbw Vale under the style H. Pech and Sons, has been dissolved by mutual consent from 1 September 1922. Haris Peck and James Myer Peck will continue to carry on the same business under the style H. Peck and  son.


London Gazette, 6 October 1922, page 7,105

By Deed Poll dated 1.9.1922, Caple Pech, of ‘Rocklea’, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale, abandoned the surname of Pech and adopted the surname Peck.


Jewish Chronicle, 13 October 1922, page 21

Mendel Bloch, youngest son of Rev and Mrs G. Bloch, Ebbw Vale, has gained the Ebbw Vale Scholarship and the Monmouthshire County  Scholarship, both tenable at Cardiff University for 3 years.


Jewish Chronicle, 27 October 1922, page 8

Fund for the Relief of Jewish Victims of the War in Eastern Europe.

Ebbw Vale First List. L. Bloom 10s 6, C. Peck[sic] 10s.6; H. Peck[sic] £1.1.0, J. M. Peck[sic] 10s 6d, B. Roskin 10s 0, H. Roskin £3.0.0, S. Seidel 10s, J. Wiselman £1.1.0. Amounts under 5s -7s 6.d. TOTAL £8.1.0.


Jewish Chronicle, 3 November 1922, page 2

Death on 31 October at Market Street, Ebbw Vale, in her 71st year, Rachel, widow of the late Marks Josephs[sic] Lyons, mother of Mrs Maude Bradlaw, Mrs Sam Josephs, Mrs Maurice Jacoby, and Bert Lyons.
Sister of Mrs Martha Lewis, Mrs I. A. Closenberg, and Mr Isaac Isaacs, Brynmawr.
[Death. Rachel Lyons December 1922 aged 71 Bedwellty 11a 86, Buried Merthyr]


Jewish Chronicle, 9 February 1923, page 2

In Memoriam. Father, Marks Joseph Lyons. From Bert Lyons, and Mrs Maurice Bradlaw, Market Street, Ebbw Vale. Also Mrs Jacobs, Sunderland.
[Note: regular annual In Memoriam notices since his death in 1902]


Jewish Chronicle, 23 February 1923, page 1

Neville, elder son of Mr and Mrs C. Peck[sic] of 35 Upper Richmond Road, East Sheen, will  read portion of the Law at Ebbw Vale synagogue on 3 March. At Home at Granville House, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1923, page 1

In Memoriam. Husband and father Jack Bradlaw, 5 October 1921. Mrs Bradlaw Ty Seren, Market Street, Ebbw Vale.
[Death. Henry J. Bradlaw December 1921 aged 49 Prestwich 8d 278]


Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1923, New Year Greetings page XX

Mr and Mrs Joseph and family, 8 Station Road, Waunllwyd, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 28 September 1923, page 25

Rev G. Bloch of Ebbw Vale has been elected Shochet and Teacher to the Brynmawr congregation.


Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1923, page 10

Will of Mrs Rachel Lyons of ‘Ty Seren’, Ebbw Vale. Left estate [blurred. ?£6,267 19s ]
Probate granted to her son Abraham Samuel Lyons, of the same address. One-fifth of estate left in trust to her children: Maud Bradlaw, Henry, Florence Adelaide Joseph, Abraham Samuel Lyons, Mabel.


Jewish Chronicle, 12 October 1923, page 14

Miss Blanche Roskin granddaughter of Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin of Ebbw Vale has gained a Monmouthshire County Exhibition and Bursary and also the Ebbw Vale Council Scholarship tenable at University College, Cardiff.


Jewish Chronicle, 12 October 1923, page 27

In celebration of his 70th birthday, an illuminated address, testifying to his charitable work and to the esteem in which he is held, was presented by the congregation to Mr H. Peck, its president for 15 years. Presided over by Mr Wiselman, and eulogies from Messrs A. D. Roskin, Bloch, Latte, Abrahams, and Sidle. Messrs Capel and Jacob Peck responded on behalf of their father.


Jewish Chronicle, 19 October 1923, page 15

Gifts presented to the Ebbw Vale synagogue. Electric light installations and candelabria by children of the late Mr and Mrs Lyons. Curtains and fittings by Mrs Bradlaw in memory of her husband Mr J. Bradlaw of Dublin; Silver breastplate for Sepher Torah and cover  for reading desk by Mrs Closenberg of London in memory of her sister Mrs R. Lyons.

The Rev G. Block[sic] has been re-elected Chazan, Shochet, and Teacher to the Ebbw Vale congregation.


Jewish Chronicle, 11 January 1924, Young Israel page 2

Reply to Miriam Abrahams Ebbw Vale. A pity that such an interesting society had to close down. [No details given.]


Jewish Chronicle, 28 March 1924, Young Israel page 5

Reference to Bessie Luck, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 13 June 1924, page 26

Brynmawr. Illuminated address to Rev G. Bloch, the minister, in appreciation of his services for 25 years, and regret at his going to America.
Last week an illuminated address was presented to Rev G. Bloch by the Ebbw Vale congregation in appreciation of his services for 7 years


Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1924, page 10

Engagement. Mr Emanuel Bloch BA, son of Rev and Mrs G. Bloch of Ebbw Vale, to Gertrude Swift of Liverpool.
[Marriage. Mendel[sic] Bloch September 1925 Liverpool 8b 559//Gertrude Swift]


Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1924, New Year Greetings page XXIII

Mr and Mrs Joseph and family, Station Road, Waunllwyd, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1924, New Year Greetings page XXIV

Mr and Mrs A. D. Roskin and daughter, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 2 January 1925, page 4

Engagement. Annie, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Stern, Aberavon, Port Talbot, to Philip, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Joseph, Waunllwyd, Ebbw Vale.
[No marriage found.]


Jewish Chronicle, 16 January 1925, page 1

Engagement. Tillie, eldest daughter of Rev and Mrs G. Bloch, Ebbw Vale, Abram David, son of Mr and Mrs N. Silver, Liverpool.
[Marriage. Matilda Bloch June 1925 Hackney 1b 995//Abraham D. Silver]


Jewish Chronicle, 3 July 1925, page 1

Engagement. Clara, only daughter of Mrs and the late Saul Stern of Cardiff. To Ben, 3rd son of Mr and Mrs C. Latte of 30 Saron Road, Ebbw Vale.
[Marriage. Clara P. Steren[sic] March 1926 Stepney 1c 427//Bennie Lattie[sic]]


Jewish Chronicle, 7 August 1925, page 2

Engagement. Beatrice, 2nd daughter of Mrs Miriam and the late Solomon Kremer, Cardiff, to Simon Joseph, youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. Joseph, Waunllwyd.
[Marriage. Simon Joseph December 1926 Stepney 1c 651//Beatrice Kremer]


Jewish Chronicle, 21 August 1925, page 1

The marriage was solemnised on 12 August at the synagogue, Ebbw Vale, of Dr Israel Harris of Liverpool, youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr S. Harris of Cardiff, to Bella, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Abrahams of Ebbw Vale.  Officiating ministers were Revs H. Jerevitch, Cardiff, and Mr Goldman, Tredegar.
[Marriage. Israel Harris September 1925 Bedwelllty 11a 273//Bella Abrahams]


Jewish Chronicle, 18 September 1925, page 14

The preacher at Ebbw Vale on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah will be Rev H. Goldman.


Jewish Chronicle, 18 September 1925, New Year Greetings page XXVII

Mr and Mrs B. Roskin and daughter, Ebbw Vale.
Mr and Mrs J. Joseph, Waunllwyd, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 4 June 1926, page 30

Rev M. Bloch BA, son of the Rev G. Bloch of London, has been appointed minister of Portsmouth congregation. Born 1904 at Brynmawr, educated UC Cardiff where he took BA in Semitics. Previously granted the Ebbw Vale Scholarship and the Monmouthshire County Exhibition. Nephew of the late Rabbi S. Bloch of Birmingham and Rev S. Bloch of Glasgow.


Jewish Chronicle, 6 August 1926, page 28

Blanche Roskin awarded BA 2nd Class, First Division, Honours, in History at UC Cardiff.


Jewish Chronicle, 3 September 1926, New Year Greetings page XX

Mr and Mrs B. Roskin, London Bazaar, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 18 February 1927, page 1

Engagement. Blanche Roskin, Cardiff, to Israel Karp, Liverpool;
[Marriage. Blanche Roskin March 1928 Cardiff 11a 594//Israel Karp]


Jewish Chronicle, 13 May 1927, page 1

Birth of daughter to Mr and Mrs Isaac Averbuch, nee Annie Morris, of 21 Fields Road Newport, at Nurse Wyatt’s Nursing Home, London, NW2.
[Birth. Muriel Averbuch June 1927 Hampstead 1a 871. Mother Morris]


Jewish Chronicle, 19 August 1927, page 8

Obituary of A.  D. Roskin, died last Friday [12 August] aged 76. Founded the Brynmawr, Tredegar and Ebbw Vale synagogues and established the co-ordination of Jewish activities in the Western Valleys. Spent the last few years of his retirement in Cardiff. Was a first cousin of Shalom Jacob Abrahamovitch (Mendele Mocher Seforim). Talmudic scholar. Predeceased by his wife 3 months ago. Leaves a daughter and 4 sons, one of whom is the well-known barrister H. H. Roskin.
[Death. Sarah Roskin June 1927 aged 75 Cardiff 11a 330]
[Death. Aaron D. Roskin September 1927 aged 75 Cardiff 11a 288]


Jewish Chronicle, 7 January 1928, Young Israel page 2

New member, Monty Bloom 6 Market Square, Ebbw Vale


Jewish Chronicle, 24 August 1928, page 2

Silver wedding. 2 September 1903, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Gustave Abrahams to Debora Goldblatt. Market Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 31 August 1928, page 10

‘The Jewish Kiddies’ Holidays’

Mr and Mrs G. Abrahams, Ebbw Vale, a thank-offering for their silver wedding. £1.1.0


Jewish Chronicle, 18 January 1929, page 6

Forthcoming marriage. Eric Buchler, son of Dr and Mrs Buchler, NW8, and Plumstead, to Clara, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Wiselman, 165 West End  Lane, NW6 and Ebbw Vale.
[Marriage. Clara Wiselman June 1929 Marylebone 1a 1429//Eric Buchler]


Jewish Chronicle, 25 January 1929, page 2

Marriage on 27 December at Byron Street Synagogue, Leeds, of Hettie Latte of Ebbw Vale and Clifford Rose of Cardiff.
[Marriage. Hettie Latte March 1928[sic] Cardiff 11a 569//Clifford A. Rose]
[I assume that the March marriage was a civil one and the December one was religious. HP]


Jewish Chronicle, 21 February 1930, page 30

Death on 16 February of Harry Goldblatt, Ebbw Vale, husband of Rose. Mourned by wife, brothers , sister, nieces and nephews
[Death. Harry Goldblatt March 1930 aged 62 Bedwelty 11a 99]


Jewish Chronicle, 5 June 1931, page 8

Engagement. Percy H. Wolmark, London SE18, to Lena, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Wiselman, 25 Church Street, Ebbw Vale.
[Marriage. Percy Wolmark September 1938  Lambeth 1d 941//Lena Wiselman]


Jewish Chronicle, 29 January 1932, page 1

Death at Edgbaston of Debra, wife of Henry Carver. Mourned by sisters Mrs A. Coleman, Birmingham, Mrs M.Davies, Hove, Mrs S.Claff, Southport, Mrs J. Wiselman, Ebbw Vale. Brothers Phil Jacobs, Hove, Alfred Jacobs, London, Sydney Jacobs, London.


Jewish Chronicle, 3 June 1932, page 9

Marriage will be solemnised on 15 June at the synagogue, Plymouth, between Dr Harry H. Cohen, younger son of Mrs Cohen and the late Mr B. J. Cohen of ‘Rockleigh’, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale, and Ruby, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Brand of Plymouth.


Jewish Chronicle, 3 June 1932, page 9

Marriage will be solemnised on 15 June at the synagogue, Plymouth, between Dr Harry H. Cohen, younger son of Mrs Cohen and the late Mr B. J. Cohen of ‘Rockleigh’, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale, and Ruby, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Brand of Plymouth.
[Marriage. Ruby Brand June 1932 Plymouth 5b 635//Herman[sic] H. Cohen]
[Settled in Plymouth where daughter Barbara born 1937]


Jewish Chronicle, 17 June 1932, page 14

‘Mentor’ Memorial Fund for the Kiddies

Miss M. Abrahams, Ebbw Vale, 5s.


Jewish Chronicle, 9 December 1932, page 2

Death on 7 November in Manchester of Joseph King late of Ebbw Vale.
[Death. Joseph King December 1932 aged 42 Manchester N 8d 490]


Jewish Chronicle, 9 December 1932, page 9

Engagement. Leslie Dayan Liverpool to Miriam (Michey) younger daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Abrahams, 8 Market Street, Ebbw Vale.
[Marriage. Miriam Abrahams June 1933 Crickhowell 11b 193//Leslie Dayan]


Jewish Chronicle, 16 June 1933, page 3

If Fred Jordan, otherwise Hyman Wilfred Green, formerly of Spenser Street, Brierley[sic. Sc.Briery] Hill, Ebbw Vale, will communicate with named solicitors, he may hear something to his advantage.


Jewish Chronicle, 23 March 1934, page 2

Death of Leon Sidley, Glasgow, brother inter alia of Simon Sidle , 3 Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale.


London Gazette, 13 August 1935, page 5,241

Bankruptcy. Jacob Wiselman, residing and carrying on business at 25 Church Street, Ebbw Vale, under the style and name of C. and L. Wiselman, Costumiers. Debtor’s petition 9.8.1935. [Released 1938]


London Gazette, 7 April 1936, page 2,272

Naturalisation. Leah Bloom. Russia. Draper, Milliner, Furniture Dealer, 16 Market Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 12 June 1936, page 2

Death on Wednesday 3 June of Harris Peck of Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale, in his 85th year, Father of Leah Bloom, Caple and Jack.
[Death. Harris Pech June 1936 aged 85 Bedwellty 11a 98. 4.6.1936; Buried Merthyr.]


Jewish Chronicle, 12 June 1936, page 14

Obituary of Harris Peck[sic]. A founder of the Ebbw Vale congregation and president for over 25 years.


Jewish Chronicle, 24 July 1936, page 47

‘Through the transference of the Jewish families to other parts of the country, the Ebbw Vale Jewish Community is now defunct’.
The appurtenances have been transferred to the Old Hebrew Congregation, Cathedral Road, Cardiff. The Scrolls were handed over by Mr J.M. Peck of Ebbw Vale and Mr Jacob Solidinsky. One of the Scrolls was the gift of Mrs Solidinsky, and the other the gift of her father, the late Mr C. Goldblatt.


Jewish Chronicle, 4 June 1937, page 2

Memorial to the late Haris Peck of Ebbw Vale will be consecrated at Merthyr on 6 June.


London Gazette, 30 July 1937, page 4,908

The partnership of Barnett Joseph and Solomon Hyman Joseph, as House Furnishers, as The Monmouthshire Furnishing Company, at Granville House and Clifford House, Bethcar Street, under the style of Joseph Brothers, and The Empire Furnishing Company at 145 Commercial Street, Maesteg, has been dissolved by mutual consent as from 8 July 1937. All debts due and owing to the late partnership at Ebbw Vale (The Monmouthshire Furnishing Company)  will be received and paid by Barnett Joseph who will continue the business under the same title. All debts due and owing to the late partnership in regard to Joseph Brothers and The Empire Furnishing Company will be received and paid by Solomon Hyman Joseph who will continue the business under the same titles. The business at 135 Queen Street, Cardiff (The Empire Furnishing Company) will continue to be carried on by the present partnership.


London Gazette, 10 June 1938, page 3,810

Bankruptcy. Jacob Wiselman, residing and carrying on business at 25 Church Street, Ebbw Vale, under the style and name of C. and L. Wiselman, Costumiers.


Jewish Chronicle, 5 August 1938, page 8

Marriage of Dr Albert Salmon MB, ChB, of Birmingham, son of Mrs and Mrs J. Salamon of Glasgow, to Rachael, only daughter of Mr and Mrs B, Hyman, Edgbaston, will be solemnised at Singer’s Hill, Synagogue, Birmingham, on 16 August.
[Marriage. Rachel B. Hyman September 1938 Birmingham 6d 1625//Albert Salmon]


Jewish Chronicle, 17 March 1939, page 21

Council for German Jewry. G. Abrahams, Ebbw Vale, £5.5.0


Jewish Chronicle, 24 March 1939, page 17

Council for German Jewry. J.M. Peck, Ebbw Vale, £5.5.0


Jewish Chronicle, 7 April 1939, page 7

Engagement. David (Sonny) Beenstock BSc (Tech) AMCT of Salford to Hetty King, Manchester, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Joe King of Ebbw Vale and Neath.
[Marriage. Hetty King December 1939 Salford 8d 1884// David Beenstock]


Jewish Chronicle, 27 October 1939, page 26 Young Israel

Raie Saltman, 16 Market Street, Ebbw Vale. Welcome to the League.


Jewish Chronicle, 22 March 1940, page 17

Engagement. Nathan, son of Mrs H.B.Grunis and the late Rabbi Asher Grunis of Cardiff, to Bessie, youngest daughter of Mrs L.Bloom and the late Mr I. Luck, 16 Market Street, Ebbw Vale.
[Marriage. Nathan Grunis June 1940 Lambeth 1a 995//Bessie Luck]


Jewish Chronicle, 18 October 1940, page 3

Silver wedding. On 20 October 1915 at the synagogue  Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Maurice Jacoby of Sunderland and Mabel Ellen Lyons of Ebbw Vale. Present address 1 Cedars Crescent, Sunderland.


Jewish Chronicle, 25 July 1941, page 21

Obituary of Rev Getzel Bloch. Came to UK over half-century ago. Served as chazzan-shochet to Ebbw Vale and Brynmawr and later as senior official to the London Board of Shechita.


Jewish Chronicle, 14 November 1941, page 29

Letter from P.Howard Wolmark, ‘Lyndhurst’, Eureka Place, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 2 January 1942, page 18

Mona Vivette Harris of Ebbw Vale, formerly of Bootle, recently passed Matriculation examination at age of 14. Formerly a pupil of Merchant Taylors’ School, she passed the examination at the Ebbw Vale  County School to which she was evacuated.


Jewish Chronicle, 27 March 1942 page 14

Obituary of Gustave Abrahams, for many years Secretary and Treasurer of the Ebbw Vale congregation and its Registrar for Marriages. Was a founder and Treasurer  of the Brynmawr Jewish Burial Board, Treasurer of the Ebbw Vale Chamber of Trade for many years. Senior Warden of the Glyn Ebbw Lodge. Part Master in Mark Masonry. Survived by his widow and two daughters.
[Death. Gustave Abrahams March 1942 aged 66 Bedwellty 11a 299]


Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1943, page 9

Death of Jacob (Jack) Wiselman on 7 April 1943 at Ebbw Vale. Husband of Leah, father of Harry and Anne, Joshua, Clara and Eric, ‘Barney’, Lena and Percy, ‘Monty’, and Sydney and Israel. Shiva at ‘Lyndhurst’, Ebbw Vale.
[Death. Jacob Wiselman June 1943 aged 73 Bedwellty 11a 48]


Jewish Chronicle, 25 August 1944, page 9

Daughter born on 20 August 1944 at the Tredegar Nursing Home to Lena, nee Wiselman, wife of Percy H. Wolmark, 13 The Crescent, Ebbw Vale.
[Birth. Susan J. Wolmark September 1944 Bedwellty 11a 140. Mother Wiselman]


Jewish Chronicle, 1 June 1945, page 13

Engagement. Monty, only son of Mrs Bloom and the late Mr Asher Bloom, of 16 Market Street, Ebbw Vale, to Phyllis, only daughter of Mrs J. Higham of Blackpool and the late Mr Barnet Levy of Leeds.
[Montague Bloom September 1945 Blackpool 8e 1778//Phyllis Levy(Levey)]


Jewish Chronicle, 4 January 1946, page 11

Silver wedding of Mr and Mrs J. M. Peck, 12 January 1946. At Home, ‘Rocklea’, Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1947, page 2

Engagement. Harold Shipman, Merthyr, to Thelma, only daughter of Mrs Brozowsky, ‘Bon Accord’, Tredegar Road, Ebbw Vale, and the late Mr Sam Brozowsky of Indiana Harbour, USA, grandson of Mr and Mrs E. Marks of Brynmawr.
[Marriage. Harold Shipman June 1948 Cardiff 8b 457//Thelma Brozowsky]


Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 1952, page 2

Birth of daughter on 4 May at ‘The Rookery’, Ebbw Vale, to Muriel (nee Simmonds) wife of Maurice Soffa, Abertillery.
[Daughter born 1956 at Hampstead]


Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 1952, page 19

Obituary of Rev Henry Olivestone, en route to Israel. Aged 68. Born Warsaw. Came to England 1914 and ministered to a number of congregations. [Ebbw Vale not mentioned.]


Jewish Chronicle, 28 June 1957, page 2

Death on 19 June of Leah (nee Jacobs) wife of the late Jacob Wiselman of Ebbw Vale, mother of Harry, Josh, Clara, Barney, Lena, Monty and Sydney. ‘Woodview House’, Cwm, Mon.
[Death. Leah Wiselman June 1957 aged 77 Bedwellty 8c 92]


Jewish Chronicle, 13 September 1957, page 3

Death. 5 September of Jacob Myer Peck of Cardiff late of Ebbw Vale. Mourned by wife Raie, sons Bernard and Raymond, brother Capel.
[Death. Jacob M. Peck September 1957 Cardiff 8b 210]


Jewish Chronicle, 8 November 1957, page 7

Engagement. Laurence Rosenbaum MSc, only son of Mrs Harry Wiselman of Ruislip and the late George Rosenbaum of Tredegar and stepson of the late Harry Wiselman to Olga Miriam, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Raphael Kochan 37 St Gabriel’s Road, NW2,
[Marriage. Olga M. Kochan March 1958 Willesden 8f 813//Laurence Rosenbaum]


Jewish Chronicle, 19 March 1965, page VI

Advert. I. D. and S. Rivlin (Holdings) Ltd, Group of Companies of Cardiff.
Associated Drapery Stores(Western) Ltd. Includes Bargoed Emporium (Ebbw Vale) Ltd, 9-10 Market Street, Ebbw Vale.
Gwillim Brothers Ltd, 60 Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale.


Jewish Chronicle, 3 January 1969, page 4

Death on 22 December 1968 of brother Joshua Wiselman. Sister Lena [Wolmark], (Ruislip), brother Harry and Anne (Wembley).


Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1969, page 4

Death of Joshua Wiselman, Sister Clara, brother-in-law Eric Buchler.
[Death. Joshua Wiselman December 1968 aged 70 St Marylebone 5d 936]


Jewish Chronicle, 15 August 1969, page 35

Obituary of Mrs Chaiah M. Joseph of Cardiff. Died 4 months before her 100th birthday. With her late husband she founded the now defunct Ebbw Vale congregation. Her house in Waunlwyd was a recognised centre of hospitality for the communities in the area.
[Death. Minnie Joseph September 1969 Cardiff 8b 462. Born 23 November 1869]


Jewish Chronicle, 22 July 1974, page 27

Death of Harry Wiselman on 6 July 1974. [Son of Jacob Wiselman]
[Death. Harry Wiselman September 1974 Brent, Middlesex 11 0630] [Born 254 November 1893.]


Jewish Chronicle, 10 July 1981, page 17

Obituary of Rev Chaim Goldman. Born Bialystock 1895, came to London 1904. Moved to South Wales 1925, minister and mohel to Tredegar and to the surrounding communities including Ebbw Vale and Brynmawr. In 1931 went to Liverpool.


Jewish Chronicle, 27 February 1998, page 25

Obituary of Philip Shipman. Born Ebbw Vale 11 August 1949. Early years in Cardiff. A solicitor. In London a founder of Chai-Lifeline, the Jewish cancer support organisation. Died London 20 January 1998 aged 48.


Jewish Chronicle, 29 July 2011, page 24

Letter referring to article by Geoffrey Alderman (22 July 2011, page 21) about the 1911 riots.
Helena Gallant, granddaughter of Lena Bloom, who boasted that her shop in Market Street was not touched in the riots. She left for Cardiff in 1950.
Her shop is in a Lowry painting. This arose through her uncle, Monty Bloom, being a friend of Lowry and had take him on a tour of the Welsh valleys.



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