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Press Reports about the Great Yarmouth
Jewish Community 1847 - 1970
Information within square brackets is from the compiler
Jewish Chronicle, 22 August 1842, page 138
STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL JEWISH COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT ENGLAND
GREAT YARMOUTH. - A seaport, is a very ancient borough in Norfolk, one hundred and twenty-three miles from London.
Its markets are held on Wednesday and Saturday, and are principally noted for the vast supply of herrings they produce.
A curious charter still exists at Yarmouth, it is this, the first hundred herrings cured each season, are sent to the reigning sovereign
as a mark of allegiance. Our nation has been established as a congregation for upwards of half a century; the late Simon Hart,
Joseph Miers, and Aaron Mordecai were the founders of the kehillah [in Hebrew]. There are at present about ten families of Jews,
resident here, who are chiefly engaged in trade. The synagogue, which is rather small, is in Chapel-street, and the burial ground
is what is called the Deans, one of the most agreeable and pleasant parts of the town: it obtained this name from its being supposed
to be the place at which the Danes first landed when they invaded this country. I. Mordecai, Esq., is president,
and the Rev. I. Sturnberg, reader.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 May 1847, page 134
[Reprinted from the Norfolk News]
YARMOUTH JEWISH SYNAGOGUE. - On Monday last, at Great Yarmouth, the first stone
of the Jews’ Synagogue was laid by Mr. D. L. Cohen, in the presence of Mr.
Mordecai and Mayers, and the rest of the congregation. Psalms were read by their
Rabbi. The building is under the superintendence of Mr. Michael Mitchell, and it
is supposed, from that gentleman’s design, that it will be a great ornament to
that part of the town.
Chronicle, 11 June 1847, page 163
JEWISH CONGREGATION, YARMOUTH
The Great Yarmouth Hebrew Congregation beg most sincerely to thank those kind
persons whose names honour the accompanying List of Subscribers towards the
funds for building a New Synagogue at the above place; the old one, from its
dilapidated state, having been pulled down …
[repeated in subsequent issues]
Chronicle, 23 July 1847, page 201
Number of individuals, in Great Yarmouth, 48.
Chronicle, 3 September 1847, page 234
OPENING OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE, YARMOUTH. - We have much pleasure in announcing
that the New Synagogue at Great Yarmouth was, on Tuesday last, consecrated, the
Rev. M. B. Levy, of Brighton, officiating. The Rev. Gentleman afterwards
delivered a very able discourse in English, taking for his text Psalms xxvi. 8,
“O Lord, I have ever loved the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thy
glory resteth.” He dwelt on the advantages of offering prayers in public,
showing that from time immemorial, the gathering of the children of Israel
together in prayer. We cannot but congratulate the Reverend Gentleman for the
very able manner and the very kind feeling he evinced in forwarding the
interests of this congregation. Among the donations received were, a second one
of £2, from Sir Moses Montefiore, who wrote, he was sorry he could not attend
the opening, having to attend a wedding at Ramsgate on the 1st September, and
from Fras. H. Goldsmid, Esq.. £5. The whole was most ably conducted by the
officers, and was exceedingly well attended.
Chronicle, 6 October 1848, page 7
To the Editor of the Jewish Chronicle
Sir, - I shall esteem it a favour if you will communicate to your numerous
readers that Mr. D. L. Cohen has been elected Warden, and Mr. Isaac Mordecai,
Honorary Secretary, to our Synagogue. A vote of thanks was given to both these
gentlemen for their past services in that capacity. We also beg to tender our
thanks to our new Rabbi (Mr. Cohen) for the talented manner in which he
conducted the services for the holidays and for the two lectures he gave on the
I beg to remain, Sir, your obedient servant,
On behalf of the Committee.
Great Yarmouth Synagogue Vestry, Oct. 3, 1848.
Chronicle, 19 April 1850, page 222
Report of meeting on 7th inst ‘for the purpose of passing the accounts of the
Charitable Institution Fund - which, with a laudable zeal, they have established
for the relief of their indigent brethren’. The report notes that members of the
Norwich congregation are subscribers as are the Mayor of Yarmouth and several
members of the Town Council and other Christian friends.
Chronicle, 15 August 1851, page 355
JEWISH INGENUITY AND LIBERALITY
‘M. Michael Mitchell, of Great Yarmouth, has obtained the second prize for an
improved life-buoy - an exhibition of life-boats and life-buoys having
judiciously been engrafted on the annual regatta of that town. The committee, in
awarding the second prize to Mr. Mitchell, to mark their sense of the excellence
and completeness of the improvements, augmented the premium one-fourth over the
sum originally announced to be awarded as a second prize, the whole of which Mr.
M. generously distributed to the poor men who assisted to test the sustaining
power of the buoy. Nor did his liberality end here; for on the day after the
regatta, when a boat capsized near the jetty-head, and two men were
unfortunately drowned, it was evident to all who witnessed the catastrophe that
had there been a life-buoy at hand the men in all probability would have been
saved. Mr. Mitchell, on hearing this presented the town with one, as improved by
him, to be constantly kept at the jetty-head for use in case of accident.’
Chronicle, 1 October 1852, page 411
Attendance at Yarmouth synagogue very numerous during the ‘sacred days’, many
strangers being present. The president, Mr Isaac Mordecai performed the three
additional services. This is the 35th time he has done that, and his age is 75.
‘The other services were very respectably gone through by the Rev. M. B. Levy,
the reader to the congregation, a gentleman who, in addition to many other
qualifications is, we hear, a most profound Talmudical scholar’.
Mr Abraham Solomons has been elected Treasurer and several additional members
have joined the congregation.
Chronicle, 10 December 1852, page 79
Reference to ‘Reuben de Symons: a Tale of Modern Judaism’, By J. Jacobs.
Chronicle, 11 March 1853, page 183
Reference to presentation at Canterbury to Jacob Jacobs, formerly of Yarmouth
for his work for Canterbury congregation.
Chronicle, 7 October 1853, page 3
Reference to Rev Isaac Marks, late Reader of the synagogues at Yarmouth and
Chronicle, 28 October 1853, page 32
Advert ‘To Epicures in Fish
Parcels of well-cured Yarmouth Herrings, in boxes of 100 each, are now ready,
and will be forwarded to any part of England on receipt of Stamps or Post-Office
Order for 6s. Address, Michael Mitchell and Son, Fish Merchants, 55 Quay, Great
Chronicle, 26 May 1854, page 291
Board of Deputies return for January 1853-January 1854
Great Yarmouth. Row 42. President. A. Solomons. 1 female birth. No marriages. 1
male interment. 12 seat holders or members
Chronicle, 20 November 1857, page 1220
Subscriber to JC: Lewis Pyke
Chronicle, 9 July 1858, page 236
Subscriber to JC: D. Falcke
Chronicle, 30 July 1858, page 260
Subscriber to JC: A. White
Chronicle, 13 August 1858, page 1
Death on 4th inst at his residence 2 Market-row, David L. Cohen, Foreign
fruiterer and tobacconist, aged 68. Resident in Great Yarmouth for 40 years.
Chronicle, 17 June 1859, page 1
‘THE HEBREW CONGREGATION OF GREAT YARMOUTH
THE Synagogue of the above place requiring essential and necessary repairs, the
Members being few and not in a position the effect the same earnestly APPEAL to
their Benevolent Co-religionists to assist them in renovating the House of God,
and rendering it worthy His sublime worship. The Rev. Dr. Adler has expressed
his sympathy in furtherance of the above object, and has kindly contributed to
the same … Donations received by the Rev. M. B. Levy, St. Alban’s-place; Mr. J.L.
Pyke, 72 Great Prescot-street, Goodman’s -fields; and at the Jewish Chronicle
Office, London; also by M. Pyke, Hon. Sec., 2, Market-row, Great Yarmouth.’
Chronicle, 5 December 1862, page 4
Subscriber to JC. M. Newman
Chronicle, 30 January 1863, page 7
Amateur concert on 19th inst. In aid of Lancashire Relief Fund. Organised by
David Falcke. Vocal and instrumental performances by Miss Isaac, Mrs Klaber, and
Mrs Falcke (sisters).
Chronicle, 3 July 1863, page 5
Three nominated to magisterial bench, one being David Falcke. He ‘amassed a
considerable fortune in the colonial trade, and has lately built a splendid
mansion in his native town, to which he has retired from active life’. Liberal
in charitable and other institutions in Yarmouth. Strong Liberal.
Chronicle, 4 March 1864, page 5
From the Yarmouth Independent. ‘Mr. David Falcke has this week, with his usual
generosity, distributed 25 tons of coal among the poor of the town; Mr. Falcke
has also distributed 200 quartern loaves. The recipients have included the poor
of all denominations’.
Chronicle, 28 September 1866, page 1
On 1st inst. at Boulogne-sur-mer David Falcke Esq., J.P., of 64
Gloucester-place, Portman-square, London and Sutherland House, Great Yarmouth.
Chronicle, 16 November 1866, page 2
Will of David Falcke, proved by widow Emily and brother Isaac Falcke. Personalty
under £60,000. Various organisations were left money, including Yarmouth
Hospital, Yarmouth Sailors’ Home. [But not for Yarmouth synagogue]
Chronicle, 7 December 1867, page 7
Obituary of David Falcke. Native of Yarmouth. Annually spent almost one-third of
income on charity. He established the Sailors’ Home.
Chronicle, 5 April 1872, page 5
In a letter about the problems of Norwich congregation:
‘…the congregations of Lynn, Cambridge, Yarmouth, and Ipswich have all died
[repeated many times in the newspaper in the 1870s]
Chronicle, 30 August 1872, Page 304
‘At Great Yarmouth there was formerly a Jewish congregation, but, unfortunately,
the members have, with but a single exception, removed from the town. There is a
very good synagogue there, but six years have elapsed since service was held
there. It was, however, temporarily reopened for Divine service on the New Moon
of Ab and on the Fast of the Ninth of Ab, and the Chief Rabbi attended, the
visitors forming Minyan. The Chief Rabbi’s residence being at a considerable
distance from the Synagogue, service was held every Sabbath at his house, and
all the Jewish visitors at this sea-port attended.
It is a great pity that several Jewish congregations in the Eastern Counties
have ceased to exist - such as Yarmouth, Lynn, and Cambridge. The Jewish
residents remove either to the metropolis or the manufacturing districts…’
Chronicle, 22 June 1877, page 6
Meeting of Board of Deputies
‘Letters were read from the Registrar-General and Mr. Mitchell,, of Great
Yarmouth, with respect to the disused synagogue in that town. The
Registrar-General pointed out that as the synagogue was now disused there could
be no advantage in any longer retaining the name of Mr. Mitchell as the
certified Secretary for marriage purposes…’
Chronicle, 14 February 1879, page 11
‘UNDER the heading of “Jewish Benevolence,” the Yarmouth correspondent of the
Says: “On Wednesday afternoon, from 3 to 6 p.m., Miss Mitchell of Regent Street,
distributed among the poor of this borough 500 loaves of bread, and the sight of
the poor old people participating in this charity was not one easily to be
forgotten. The ticket distribution was entrusted to several well-known ladies
and gentlemen. We hope others will follow the example of Miss Julia Mitchell,
who enjoys the
respect of the whole town.” ‘
Chronicle, 14 September 1888, page 6
‘A NEW CONGREGATION AT YARMOUTH
TO THE EDITOR OF THE “JEWISH CHRONICLE.“
SIR, - We are pleased to inform you that we have at length succeeded in forming
a nucleus of a congregation here in Yarmouth. Your readers might be aware that
this town boasted a synagogue some 20 years - now, alas, converted into a
mission hall; and it also contains two Jewish cemeteries. Although at present we
must content ourselves with a “Minyan,” and we trust that we shall receive
enough support from our coreligionists to build a synagogue. We are about
engaging a minister and teacher, who we fear will only just be able to be
supported by the limited means at our disposal. Services were held last Saturday
and during Selichoth, and will be continued during the High Festivals and then
regularly every Sabbath. We trust that an organised Jewish congregation will
induce more of our brethren to select this town as their seaside resort.
130 King Street, Great Yarmouth; 3rd September, 1888.’
Chronicle, 17 January 1890, page 1
Death of Michael Mitchell at Holland House, Great Yarmouth, on 7 January in his
Chronicle, 24 January 1890, page 20
Obituary of Michael Mitchell.
‘The late Mr. Michael Mitchell, of Holland House, Great Yarmouth, was one of the
Founders of the Synagogue, being a joint lessee with other members. For several
years the late Mr. A. White of Liverpool, and he were left to defray the
expenses of the Synagogue and subsequently Mr. Mitchell being the sole survivor
paid the whole of the rent and incidental outlays until the expiration of the
lease. As there was no hope of another congregation being formed the building
passed from Jewish hands. Mr. Mitchell resided in Yarmouth over 60 years and was
very highly respected by both Jewish and Christian friends. He was invalided
several years from old age, ending a long life in the utmost peace.
Chronicle, 5 September 1890, page 5
‘RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT YARMOUTH
TO THE EDITOR OF THE “JEWISH CHRONICLE.”
SIR, - I have much pleasure in informing you, that it is intended to hold
religious services in this town during the ensuing holidays. Mr. M. Lewis has
kindly offered a convenient place for the occasion and has also provided the
accessories needed. We shall be most happy to make welcome any Jewish visitors
It has been proposed to make this a permanent congregation, the need of a place
of worship being keenly felt, there being several Jewish families in Yarmouth
and the prospect of an increase in their numbers makes this want the more
imperative. A committee has been formed for the purpose of organisation, and a
fund has been started to which subscriptions are much needed.
Thanking you in anticipation for inserting this, I beg to remain
32, St. Peters Road,
To whom all communications must be addressed, and also will thankfully
acknowledge all subscriptions.
Chronicle, 12 September 1890, page 6
Writer is glad to see that the residents of Yarmouth are bestirring themselves
to re-establish the congregation. On a recent visit the writer was surprised to
learn that while they can muster more than a minyan they had no place of
Writer suggested that they met to discuss the matter.
‘A meeting was held on Sunday the 24th ult., over which I was called to preside,
and I am pleased to say before the meeting terminated, satisfactory arrangements
were made for services to be held on Sabbaths and Festivals at 130. King Street.
The further step to be taken towards the re-founding of this ancient
congregation is the engagement of a Schochet, but I am sorry to say that this
cannot be accomplished unless a few additional Jewish families can be induced to
settle there and contribute their quota towards the expense, which would thus be
Hopes this letter will encourage such settlers.
Also draws attention to the poor state of the disused cemetery.
(signed) A. B. SALMEN
2, Upper Montague Street,
Russell Square, W.C.
September 8, 1890.
Chronicle, 10 October 1890, page 12
‘During the festivals services were held in Yarmouth with gratifying result. The
temporary synagogue was located at 130, King Street, and Mr. Lewis efficiently
acted as Chazan. On September 27th Master Solomon Jones was Barmitzvah, and read
a considerable portion of the Sedrah for the day. Several visitors from London
were present. The Jewish residents intend making every effort to obtain the
services of a professional Reader and Schocket [sic]’.
Chronicle, 17 July 1891, page 14
‘GREAT YARMOUTH, 130, KING STREET. Visitors to Yarmouth will find comfortable
apartments with Board at Mrs. Lewis’s; also dinners supplied at moderate terms.’
Chronicle, 187 September 1891, page 16
PRIME NORFOLK FOWLS at 1s. 10d. Per head, DUcKS at 2s. 6d.
Sent (packed free) to any address, P.O.O. to
32, Great St. Peter’s Road, Gt. Yarmouth.
Can be sent killed and dressed, if required. Special terms for large
Chronicle, 23 October 1891, page 9
Letter from A. B. Salmen (London)
He drew attention last year to the state of the disused cemetery at Yarmouth,
hoping to raise money from relatives of those buried there for the purpose of
renovation. No result. He raised the matter at the Board of Deputies. They had
not funds but they made a collection. As a result the boundary walls of the
cemetery have been restored, the tombstones renovated and the ground put in
proper order. Thanks to ’Mr. Jones, the only surviving member of the old
congregation, who was good enough to superintend the work’.
Chronicle, 13 November 1891, page 23
‘Fifty years ago there were Jewish congregations at Bedford, Exeter, Falmouth,
Penzanace, Ipswich, Yarmouth and Jersey. All these have ceased to exist’.
Chronicle, 8 April 1892, page 22
‘THE YARMOUTH SYNAGOGUE TO BE SOLD
Instructions have been given to Messrs. Spelman to sell by auction on Monday
next, at the Star Hotel, Yarmouth, the building known as the Synagogue in Row
42. The present synagogue was erected in 1847, on the site of a former one, but
for some time past there has not been a sufficient number of Jewish male
residents in Yarmouth to form a minyan. The late Sir Francis Goldsmid attended
the opening of the synagogue and in the same year he contested the
representation of the borough, although the then form of oath prevented Jews
from sitting in Parliament. Sir Francis was, however, defeated. On the site
occupied by a former synagogue in Row 108, a Masonic Hall was erected, and it
was in this hall, that in 1834 a deputation from the Chartists’ Convention held
a meeting, owing to the then Mayor having refused them the use of the Town
Chronicle, 15 April 1892, page 10
‘THE SALE OF THE YARMOUTH SYNAGOGUE
As announced in our last issue, the building known as the Yarmouth Synagogue in
George Street, was sold by auction on Monday. The Synagogue has long been used
as a store-house for nets and other fishing gear. The premises, including the
Synagogue and a cottage adjoining, fetched only £150.’
Chronicle, 26 August 1892, page 13
‘The Rev. Mr. Dainow, of Leicester, being on a visit to Yarmouth, conducted the
service on Sabbath last’.
Chronicle, 20 September 1895, page 8
Letter from N. GOLDSTON, 12 Ivydale Road, Nunhead, S.E.
Comments on Michael Adler’s article of 13 September.
Adler got list of ministers wrong. After Rev I. Cohen came S. Levy, then M.
Hirsch. Then Levi Levenberg who was the last minister. In 1863 the writer‘s
father was Assistant Reader when synagogue densely packed. In 1877 synagogue
closed and the remaining 3 or 4 families would have striven to uphold the
synagogue ‘had it not been for the then authoritative Mr. Michael Mitchell, who
claimed the synagogue and its appurtenances as his own‘.
Present. Jewish population is about 8 families ie about 40 people. ‘I understand
(in fact I was present on Shobbos morning when services were held in a small
room belonging to one of the inhabitants) that they are striving to form a
congregation once more in that ancient town, and services will be held there
during the coming Festivals’.
Chronicle, 24 January 1896, page 10
Board of Deputies meeting.
‘Mr. A.B. SALMEN handed in a letter from the Corporation of Yarmouth, in which
it was stated that the wall in the Jewish cemetery had been repaired at the
expense of the Corporation. Mr. Salmen suggested that the Corporation should be
thanked, but the matter was deferred for further inquiry as to whether the wall
in question was, or was not, a town wall’.
Chronicle, 4 September 1896, page 1
SERVICE will be held for the coming Festivals at Mr. LEWIS’s BOARDING HOUSE, 22
REGENT STREET. Any visitors staying at Yarmouth will be made welcome at the
[Note. Singular ‘Service’ at start of advert]
Chronicle, 30 October 1896, page 10
On Saturday week a boy of 12 named Brady was charged at Yarmouth Police Court
with stealing money from Mendel Lewis. Lewis was offered a Bible to take the
oath ‘but he declined to swear upon the volume, stating that he required the Old
Testament alone. The Magistrate’s Clerk: That contains the Pentateuch and the
Five Books of Moses, and hundreds of thousands of Jews have sworn in that way
without objection. Lewis: Not a single one in London’.
No other book available and case was struck out.
‘The Norfolk Daily Standard describers the dismissal of the charge as a sample
of Justice’s justice, and urges that a rate paying and honest Hebrew might have
been treated with courtesy and consideration’.
Chronicle, 6 November 1896, page 7
Letters on the Lewis case.
1. From Mendel Lewis. There should be a Hebrew Bible in all country courts where
there is none at present.
2. The prosecutor (Lewis) should have been advised to take the oath in ‘the
Scotch form, by simply raising his hand’.
Chronicle, 25 December 1896, page 10
Board of Deputies meeting
As a result of the Board’s communication to the Magistrate’s Clerk at Yarmouth a
Hebrew Bible has now been procured.
Chronicle, 8 January 1897, page 8
Letter re ‘Teaching Foreigners English - Technical Classes’. Classes at various
schools in the East End. One such trainee ‘calls herself “Court Dressmaking” and
has a splendid business in Yarmouth” .’
Chronicle, 16 April 1897, page 15
Advert by E. Barnett & Co.
Headed: ‘On Board my Uncle’s Fishing Smack. From the Sea to the Frying Pan’.
Depots at Lowestoft, Grimsby, Yarmouth, and Margate.
Chronicle, 24 February 1899, page 3
WANTED, by the newly-formed Great Yarmouth Hebrew Congregation, a gentleman to
act as CHAZAN, Shochet, and Teacher. Applicants must have the sanction of the
Chief Rabbi; preference given to a married man. Applications must be made in the
first instance, in writing only to A.B. Salmen, Esq., 2, Upper Montague-street,
Chronicle, 17 March 1899, page 12
Letter signed ‘D’. He looked at the disused cemetery. It was in a
terrible state. ‘it gave the impression of being a builders’ rubbish yard’.
Chronicle, 21 April 1899, page 21
Board of Deputies meeting.
Mr A. B. SALMEN reported that he had visited the disused Jewish cemetery at
Yarmouth about two months ago, and he had found the ground to be in excellent
order. It has quite recently been renovated, and the gates repaired at a total
cost of 25s. The meagreness of the cost would indicate to what a small extent
the ground was in need of repairing’.
Chronicle, 28 April 1899, page 10
Letter from Mendel Lewis (‘Twenty years’ residence’).
He accompanied ‘D’ to the cemetery and his letter is ‘only too true’. He cannot
understand Mr Salmen’s report to the Board of Deputies.
Letter from ‘D’.
SIR, -Since reading Mr. Salmen’s report to the Board of Deputies, it has dawned
upon me that he has been the victim of a practical joke. When in Yarmouth, he no
doubt was taken to some cemetery, but evidently not to the old “Beth Haim.” He
has expended 25s. in repairing the “gates”; but there are no gates there. He
found the ground in “excellent order,” and although a cart load of miscellaneous
refuse has been removed since my last letter, it is still in a most revolting
If Mr. Salmen wishes conscientiously to carry out his laudable undertaking, he
must personally see that the money he is entrusted with is applied for the
purpose intended, and that the recipient should not be some degenerate specimen
of an extinct congregation …
After the manner of professional mendicants who exhibit their deformities to
arouse the sympathies of the beholders, the burying ground has been the
deformity by which large sums of money have been extracted from willing and
unwilling victims. Still, when a pauper funeral occurred a few weeks ago, the
whole of the funds had vanished and a collection had to be resorted to, to
defray the cost’.
Chronicle, 5 May 1899, page 10
‘SIR, - It would require an Israel Zangwill to give you anything like an
adequate description of the indignation meeting that was called here last
Sunday. It was ostensibly held to protest against my letter in your last
impression, and I was on expectation to hear that some of my charges would be
partially or wholly refuted, but this was not the spirit of the meeting. After a
babel in different dialects of jargon had subsided my genealogy was investigate
After various family matters had been gone into it was unanimously decided to
contradict all and everything “D” had stated, and everyone present, consisting
of four or five resident, and a few lads, some persons who were temporarily
residing here, were requested to attach their signatures to a letter that had
been previously drawn up. My purpose in writing to you is to warn the public for
AN appeal is shortly to be made for some hundreds of pounds for the purpose of a
synagogue. There are but seven or eight permanent residents here, and a room can
be engaged for the purpose when required. There are about 30 children here and a
competent Hebrew teacher is sadly needed. The few Jews are unable to maintain
one. Could not the Provincial Ministers’ Fund or the Jewish Religious Education
Board make a grant towards the stipend of a gentleman approved by the Chief
Chronicle, 5 May 1899, page 16
Letter sent in by Lewis Jones, Hon. Secretary. [summary]
Continues: ‘D’s’ letter said that a pauper funeral had taken place recently.
There have been 2 funerals since June. A child of Mr. Mendel Lewis and a child
of Mr. Bloom. The President Mr. Goldstone paid and was repaid in small
They say that ‘D’ is Israel Solomons and his uncle is Mendel Lewis and the
report of A.B. Salmen about the state of the cemetery is correct.
Signed: A. Goldstone (1130 King Street); H. Rosenthal (5 Market Place); William
Bloom (52 North Howard Street); H. Moore’ P. Rosenthall; M. Sampson; H. Braham;
L. Niman; S. Stone; S. Stone; D. Braham, Norwich; H. Jacobs; Louis J. Harrison;
J. Nimun; S.D. Harrison; John Jones; John J. Sexton; A.M. Harrison.
Chronicle, 12 May 1899, page 9
Letter from Burton & Son re letter in last issue. Their client, Mendel
Lewis. ‘As our client is a respectable tradesman in the town we need not point
out to you that the statement that he repaid in small instalments the cost of a
funeral of an infant of a few months old, is an absolute and mischievous
fabrication, and without a vestige of foundation’.
Chronicle, 12 May 1899, page 9
Letter from ‘D’.
‘I think you will be amused to hear that, at present there is no “Great Yarmouth
Hebrew Congregation,” although I willingly admit that there is a President,
Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.’
Again asks for help for children to get Hebrew lessons.
Chronicle, 19 May 1899, page 24
‘At a special committee meting of the Great Yarmouth Hebrew Congregation, held
on Tuesday, it was decided to acquire the old synagogue for twelve months, with
the option of a three years’ agreement with purchasing clause. An agreement is
to be at once drawn up and signed.’
Chronicle, 26 May 1899, page 28
‘At a meeting of the Great Yarmouth Hebrew Congregation it was reported that the
old synagogue has been acquired on a lease with a purchasing clause. The work of
repairs is now all in hand. It is the intention to apply shortly to the Chief
Rabbi for a Shochet and Reader’.
Chronicle, 23 June 1899, page 23
Board of Deputies
‘Letters were read containing copies of resolutions passed at meetings held at
Yarmouth last month expressing confidence in the Board’s honorary Superintendent
of the disused cemetery at Yarmouth, and a letter was read from Mr. A.B. Salmen
stating that at his most recent visit to the cemetery at Yarmouth he had found
it in a perfectly satisfactory condition of repair’.
Chronicle, 21 July 1899, page 24.
‘At a special Committee meeting, Mr. Harrison reported that he had seen the
Chief Rabbi, who sanctioned the opening of the synagogue for divine services,
and who on his return from his holiday would officially visit Yarmouth to open
the synagogue. It was resolved to open the synagogue tomorrow for divine
service. Service therefore will now be held in the synagogue, Row 42, Howard
Street, every Friday evening and Saturday morning. The President, Mr. Goldstone,
of 130 King Street, was instructed to interview a butcher with the object of
arranging for a supply of kosher meat’.
Chronicle, 4 August 1899, page 2
‘WANTED KNOWN [sic] THAT the GREAT YARMOUTH HEBREW CONGREGATION have made
arrangements with Mr. W. Debbage, Family Butcher, 51 and 52, Market-place,
Yarmouth, for the supply of KOSHER MEAT. Those visiting Great Yarmouth and
Lowestoft, can rely upon being served with the best quality of meat at a
reasonable price. Any information will be gladly furnished by the President, A.
Goldstone, 130, King-street. The Synagogue is in Row 42 and Service is
held Friday night and Sabbath mornings.’
Chronicle, 8 September 1899, page 16
Re re-establishment of the synagogue
‘With a zeal which is beyond all praise a handful of people have engaged a
Chazan, Shochet and teacher, acquired possession of their old synagogue, which
had become converted into a mission hall, renovated it at considerable expense
and re-established public service’.
An unprecedented number of Jewish visitors to Yarmouth this summer has resulted
in synagogue being full Friday evenings and Saturdays.
There is congregational singing, classes started for regular practice.
What will happen after summer visitors leave? Congregation is practically
supported by two families.
Minister receives only £1 a week with free residence. Not enough. Perhaps
Provincial Ministers’ Fund could help.
Re the cemetery. In the 43 years it was opened about 25 burials.
Appeals for Jewish workingmen to go to Yarmouth from the congested areas.
Chronicle, 8 September 1899, page 17
Revival of Yarmouth Congregation
A CHAT WITH THE PRESIDENT [Summary]
For 30 years there was no congregation. Last member by whom it was sustained was
Mr Mitchell who died 11 years ago. Synagogue became mission hall. But about 18
years ago A. Goldstone settled in Yarmouth and he has held prayer-meetings in
his house for past 10 years. Last December another Jew settled, L. Harrison, who
had held clerical positions at Norwich and Dunedin, New Zealand. The two men got
together and decided to re-establish the community. They got permission from
Chief Rabbi and obtained possession of the old ‘shule’, a Chazan, Shochet and
teacher was engaged. Synagogue reopened 5 weeks ago when Rev S. Pearlstein of
Exeter entered upon his duties.
The writer interviewed Goldstone, President. The synagogue is in Row 42 a
turning off Market Place
Synagogue is 53 years old. Adjoining is minister’s house. It is small, for 60
Has cost £70 to put in order. Rent is £15 a year. Owner is Mr Buxton. Received
many presents - Harrison family very generous, including from his nephew Saxton
from Norwich. Also from Mrs S. Fink of London. Money from S.H. Harrison of
Norwich, A.B. Salmen (President of South Hackney Synagogue) and others.
When Goldstone came to Yarmouth the only two members left were Mitchell and
Jones. The only time it was opened was 25 years ago when the sister-in-law of Mr
Jones visited to return thanks after illness.
They have the right to buy the synagogue outright for £230. There were about 10
Jewish Families in Yarmouth and the synagogue supported by 5 or 6 individuals
and there were promises of support from 2 or 3 more. Cost: Chazan £52, rent £15,
rates, gas and cleaning £10 per annum.
Chazan acts as killer, porger and shomer and gives Hebrew and religious
instruction to over 30 children.
Have not applied to Provincial Ministers’ Fund as advised the Fund would be
unlikely to help.
Visiters help with funds. Yesterday there were 35 people downstairs and 25
upstairs. Income from tax of 1d a pound on kosher meat.
Want working-men to settle - tailors, bootmakers, (bespoke), upholsterers,
cabinet-making, wood-carvers, carpenters, paper-hangers, watchmakers and
Cemetery. Earliest burial 1803, latest was Joel Isaacs who died 6 February 1846.
Since 1846 Jews have been buried in Corporation’s burial ground.
Chronicle, 15 September 1899, page 18
Letter from Mr Sampson. Warns Jewish tailors against going to Yarmouth
unless assured of permanent employment at remunerative wages. Although rent is
low, kosher and other provisions are dearer than in London.
Chronicle, 27 October 1899, page 24. [Start of very long report, remainder
‘Reconsecration of the Yarmouth Synagogue
The Chief Rabbi visited Yarmouth on Sunday last [sc 22nd October] and
reconsecrated the Synagogue situate in Row 42 (known also as “Jews’ Row”) -
between George Street and Howard Street. The circumstances which led to the
ceremony were explained in the JEWISH CHRONICLE of the 8th ult, and the Chief
Rabbi in his Sermon on the occasion also briefly alluded to the past history of
the congregation. The present building dates from 1847, but there was a Jewish
congregation at Yarmouth antecedently to that year, though little is known of
its history. The Service on Sunday marks a resuscitation; for the congregation
became moribund a generation ago, though the Synagogue was occasionally used for
divine service; one of these occasions was sixteen years ago (about 1883), when
the late Chief Rabbi was staying with his family at Yarmouth. Minyan has been
held for about ten years past in the house of Mr. A. Goldstone, who has made
every endeavour to revive the congregation. The actual revival was, however,
chiefly due to Mr. L. Harrison, who came to reside at Yarmouth last December and
had formerly held clerical positions at Norwich and Dunedin, New Zealand.
Possession was obtained of the old Synagogue, which had been diverted to the
purposes of a mission hall; a Chazan and Shochet (the Rev. S. Pearlstein, of
Exeter) was engaged and the place of worship reconstituted as a synagogue. The
building is a very humble structure of limited capacity; it is probably the
smallest synagogue in England, its entire seating accommodation limited to about
60 worshippers. The repurchase of the synagogue and the minister’s house
adjoining and their renovation will cost about £350, towards which only about
£90 has yet to be collected’.
Chronicle, 6 April 1900, page 9
Obituary of Mrs Neumegen of Kew. Died in her 89th year, maiden name Belinda Lee,
father Isaac Lee of Yarmouth, mother Sarah Micholls. Husband was Leopold
Neumegen who had school at Highgate then Kew. He died April 1875. Boys’ school
given up and girls’ school continued by Mrs Neumegen and her daughter
Chronicle, 13 April 1900, page 30
General meeting presided over by Mr A. B. Salmen. His appeal for funds for
buying synagogue and minister’s house had been liberally responded to and but
for the war he would have had the necessary funds. Decided to postpone any
further appeal but to negotiate with vendor and pay a deposit.
Chronicle, 14 June 1901, page
Special meeting of congregation. Harrison, Treasurer, said time now opportune to
obtain permanent place of worship, because at present could be turned out at any
time. Resolution passed that members pledge themselves to do their utmost. To
issue an appeal and to communicate with A.B. Salmen ‘who has always taken an
active interest in the Yarmouth Hebrew Congregation’.
Chronicle, 30 August 1901, page 22
Mr & Mrs Friend of Bow, on visit to Yarmouth, presented curtains for the Ark.
Chronicle, 13 September 1901, page 29
Mr Bernstein of Ilford presented Perpetual Lamp in memory of his father.
Chronicle, 29 September 1901, page 25
Services were conducted by E.J. Harrison [sic] who read Musaph and Rev J. Miller
who also acted as Baal Tokeah.
Chronicle, 29 November 1901, page 2
‘MR. B. MESSIAS returns THANKS to Rev. J. Miller, Minister, Mr. I. Goldstone,
President, Mr. J.Rosenthal, Vice-President, Mr. L.J. Harrison, Treasurer, Mr. A.
Jones, Hon. Secretary, and the members of the Yarmouth Hebrew Congregation for
their kindness to his daughter Leah Silver, of 8, Archway-cottages, Turner-road,
on the loss of her child, and for their assistance to her whilst her husband is
in the hospital with fever’.
Chronicle, 13 December 1901, page 27
Chanucah service on Sunday for the children conducted by L.J. Harrison
Treasurer. Rev. Mr. Miller delivered an address. At conclusion all sang the
National Anthem. Each child was presented with fruit and sweets by Mrs. A.
Goldstone wife of the President.
Chronicle, 3 January 1902, page 35
The first marriage since the re-establishment of the congregation took place in
the synagogue last Sunday. Bride was Rebecca Marianowitz (a cousin of A.
Goldstone, President) and Mr Hyman Lewis. Several Christians were present.
Wedding was solemnised by Rev. J. Miller. L. J. Harrison, Treasurer,
delivered an address and presented the bride with a prayer-book suitably
Chronicle, 21 March 1902, page 24
In the parish church of St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, there is a small Megillah
with coloured drawings.
Chronicle, 12 Sept 1902, page 20
Death of Matthew Mitchell on 27 July in Melbourne. Born in Yarmouth 70 years
ago. Went to Melbourne nearly 40 years ago. A trustee and member of Board of
Management of Melbourne Hebrew Congregation.
Chronicle, 14 November 1902, page 32.
General meeting of congregation on Sunday. A. Goldstone in chair. Elected, A.
Goldstone, President; H. Rosenthall, V/Pres; I. Jones, Treasurer; W. Bloom, Hon
Chronicle, 5 December 1902, page 8
Obituary of Horatio Jones in London. For over 50 years was dentist in
Shrewsbury. Born at Yarmouth but parents went to Liverpool soon after. Father
David Jones, a son of Hannah Hamilberg, and thus connected to Godefroi, the
Dutch Minister of Justice. His mother was Leah Micholls. [Died aged 79]
Chronicle, 3 January 1903, page 1
Philip Victor Harrison, 3rd son of Mr & Mrs L. J. Harrison, 71 Regent Road, will
read whole sedra and maftir in Yarmouth synagogue on 10 Jan 1903
Chronicle, 3 April 1903, page 1
On 29 March at Great Yarmouth Synagogue, marriage by Rev B, Ginsberg, Bertha
eldest dr of Mr & Mrs Bloom of Yarmouth to Adolf 2nd son of Mr & Mrs Harris
Silverman of Manchester.
Chronicle, 30 June 1905, page 32
On Saturday Mr. M. J. Falkenberg of Wilna, a pioneer of the Yarmouth herring
trade, attended synagogue. Expressed dissatisfaction with its surroundings and
position and promised to subscribe £50 personally and to collect another £50
among his friends, if the congregation would obtain a suitable site and build on
it a synagogue and schoolroom.
Chronicle, 7 July 1905, page 32
Special meeting of congregation, Mr H. Rosenthal, president, in chair. Thanks to
M.J. Falkenberg for offering £100 towards building new synagogue and schoolroom.
Falkenberg promised that he would do all he could among the fish trade, Jewish
and Christian alike, to raise the necessary funds. Resolved to approach the Town
Council with view to procuring a suitable site. Falkenberg elected an Hon.
Vice-President. [No more references to this matter]
Chronicle, 25 August 1905, page 26
At general meeting of congregation Rev I. J. Super unanimously re-elected
Shochet for 3 years. Also thanks to Isaac Goldston of the Dalston Synagogue for
the services rendered during his stay. [Note at marriage on 10 June 1906 I. J.
Super solemnised a marriage in Great Yarmouth Synagogue.]
Chronicle, 15 June 1906, page 1
Marriage at the synagogue, Great Yarmouth on 10 June by Rev I. J. Super assisted
by Mr J. L. Harrison. Ray only daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Woolf of 1 Rainbow
Corner, Great Yarmouth (late of London) to Jonas 2nd son of Mr & Mrs Jacobs of
60 North Howard Street.
Chronicle, 29 June 1906, page 23
Board of Deputies
Rev I Super appointed Marriage Secretary of Yarmouth
Chronicle, 7 Sept 1906, page 2
GREAT YARMOUTH HEBREW CONGREGATION WANTED at once Chazan, Shochet and Teacher,
salary 65 pounds and perquisites. - Apply to the President, L.J. Harrison, 71,
Regent-road, Great Yarmouth
Chronicle, 1 February 1907, page 21
Board of Deputies
Rev I. Levine, Marriage Secretary at Yarmouth
Chronicle, 14 February 1908, page 9
Election of I.J.
Super (late of Yarmouth) as Chazan & Teacher to Croydon Hebrew Congregation.
Chronicle, 2 October 1908, page 13
A new Zionist society called the Agudath Zion of Yarmouth was formed at a public
meeting held recently. Presided over by S.I.Citron, one of Yarmouth’s most
prominent citizens. Elected: S.I. Citron, President; J. Whitehouse,
Vice-President; Rev P. Levine, Correspondent Secretary; D. Finkelstein,
Chronicle, 20 August 1909, page 14
Letter from a visitor. He and friends went to synagogue on a Friday
evening. Enough for minyan and minister among them. Door was locked. Minister
said there would be no service as President had the key
Chronicle, 27 August 1909, page 14
Letter from Mr Levy, 5 Kent Square, Yarmouth. Resident for 10 years. It
is not the President (Mr Williams) who holds the key but the Trustee (Mr
Goldstone). Congregation was started 11 years ago and Mr Goldstone and late A.
B. Salmen were appointed Trustees; other officers were elected. Refers to
another meeting on a Sunday when Goldstone refused to come with the key, and
synagogue is in a ‘hooligan-infested’ area (therefore dangerous for those
outside synagogue). The 20 people found other means to get into building and
found seats in a filthy condition. Mentions that one person had wanted synagogue
opened for Jahrzeit [sic] but was refused on ground that he did not contribute,
but in fact he did.
Chronicle, 3 September 1909, page 14
Letter from M.C. Williams, 20a Regent Road, Yarmouth.
As President he does not hold the key, ‘as the Trustee (Mr. Goldstone) does not
trust anyone else with them. I was one of the party which, as Mr. Levy stated in
your last issue. had to wait outside the Shool on a Sunday morning until we
forced our way in. Unfortunately the Trustee considers the synagogue and all
appertaining to it to be his property’.
Chronicle, 10 September 1909, page 15
Rev I. J. Levine invited by the Mayor to be present on platform at opening of
the Crippled Girls’ Exhibition in the Town Hall.
Chronicle, 10 September 1909, page 20
Letter from ‘A Nonentity’.
Refers to the meeting when Mr Levy and Mr Williams said they were locked out.
The purpose was to put the Shochet on a firm basis as he was owed a sum of
money. Several men subscribed for immediate requirements and expressed
willingness to contribute regularly. A President, Treasurer and Secretary of the
Fund were appointed. Since then he has approached Secretary to find how things
were working. The Secretary was unable to tell him, nor could the Treasurer or
President. No books were kept, no rules, everything is in a muddle. ‘Can one
wonder that the congregation cannot be carried on successfully’.
Chronicle, 17 September 1909, page 37
Long letter from Alfred Lurie-Lever, 120 Wellesley Rd, Yarmouth
In March this year he took up residence in Yarmouth and his father-in-law, L. J.
Harrison, asked him to become a member. Harrison explained that the congregation
numbered 25 or 30 members but there were two parties - pro-Goldstonites and
anti-Goldstonites. The writer discovered that Goldstone was the sole Trustee and
has been managing the synagogue’s finances, thus: the property of the
congregation consists of a building used as a synagogue, and a cottage adjoining
leased to a non-Jewish woman who acts as caretaker. she pays rent of 3s a week.
There is a mortgage on the property of £150 and the rent pays the interest on
the mortgage with a little over for cleaning. At the first meeting he attended
chaos ruled. There was no chairman, no secretary, no rules, no books. He asked
for clarification. Mr Levy and Mr Goldstone tried, but with little success. The
meeting had been called for the purpose of raising money to pay arrears of
salary to the minister. It was resolved to hold another meeting and he was asked
to be Hon Sec pro tem. At the next meeting he came with Mr Harrison but the
doors were locked. Admission was gained via the caretaker’s cottage and thence
to the ladies’ gallery. Meeting was then held under chairmanship of Williams. A
scheme was drawn up, some to pay 1/- a week, others 6d, boarding-house keepers
21s per annum, and £8 p.a. to be paid by the butcher for the privilege of
selling kosher meat. It was hoped thus to raise enough to discharge the
liability to the minister and to pay his salary weekly. It was resolved to
inform the Chief Rabbi that the congregation has decided to take action against
the Trustee, to discover their legal status. Mr Williams elected President, S.D.
Harrison Treasurer, and the letter-writer Hon Secretary.
However as it was the Chief Rabbi’s 70th birthday celebrations he refrained from
troubling him. In the meantime the President and the Treasurer undertook to see
the Trustee who asked that his liability should be take over by new Trustees
‘and the loss that he had sustained by the sale of the cottage should be made
good to him, when he would be willing to surrender the key to the synagogue’.
The interviewers could not accept this, result deadlock. Mr. M. Moore undertook
to collect the weekly subscriptions and for 2 or 3 weeks he submitted to the
writer a list of subscribers but then said he could not continue. Then Rev
Levene [sic] undertook these duties. But he has only brought the list on 2
He thereupon resigned but Mr Williams (President) has not acknowledged it.
Chronicle, 29 October 1909, page 19
Board of Deputies.
President (D. L. Alexander) has intervened and the parties have agreed to accept
Chronicle, 26 November 1909, page 12
Letter from Alfred Lurie-Lever
D. L. Alexander wrote to the minister Rev Mr Levene [sic] asking him to obtain
the consent of the members to accept his arbitration and award. This was done
and Alexander visited. At the meeting nearly all the congregation attended. Crux
of whole matter is this. The Trustee, Goldstone, contends that the synagogue was
purchased by £100 lent by the late A.B. Salmen to him personally and for which
sum he says he is liable to the executors of Mr Salmen’s estate. L.J. Harrison
however contends that the money was a gift, not from Salmen but collected by him
for that purpose. But Harrison has no documentary evidence although in the
opinion of nine-tenths of the members that is the fact. Alexander promised to
see the executors of Salmen’s estate.
This he did and wrote to Levene regretting his inability to make an award.. He
also advised the members to leave the synagogue in the hands of the Trustee and
to seek another place of worship. Extraordinary advice as Alexander had insisted
that the members adhere to their original place of worship. At a meeting held to
consider the letter it was decided to act on his advice and asked him to visit
again with Carl Staettauer, the member foe Great Yarmouth[*]. For the purpose of
establishing a constitution and if possible to publish an appeal. He wrote to
Alexander on the 16th but has had no reply. The position is now worse than ever.
There is no place of worship and the members wonder about discontinuing their
subscriptions. The money is now not enough to pay the minister.
[* That is, as the member for Yarmouth of the Board of Deputies of British Jews}
Chronicle, 3 December 1909, pages 12-13
From Alfred Lurie-Lever. He received letter from Alexander enclosing letter from
Carl Stettauer. He wrote acknowledging them and said he was calling a meeting to
consider them. At the meeting there was much dissatisfaction at lack of
‘inclination’ of Stettauer to help. In that case meeting decided to dissolve the
congregation and that Rev Mr Levene be given 3 months’ notice to terminate his
appointment as Minister and Shochet.
Copies of letters
From Stettauer to Alexander saying unable to help.
From Alexander to Lurie-Lever saying that congregation will have to raise money
from among themselves.
From Lurie-Lever to Alexander saying that the congregation will be dissolved.
Chronicle, 31 December 1909, page 10
Obituary of Isaac Falcke, born Yarmouth
Chronicle, 21 January 1910, page 14
Board of Deputies.
D. L. Alexander explains why unable to give award, because not all parties were
Chronicle, 11 February 1910, page 14
Jewish residents of Yarmouth presented Rev S. Joseph of Norwich who is leaving
for London with a testimonial in recognition of his services as Mohel for the
last 15 years.
Chronicle, 12 May 1911, page 14
‘YARMOUTH. A meeting of the Jewish residents of the town was held last week at
the synagogue, under the Chairmanship of Mr. L.J. Harrison, at which it was
unanimously resolved that the congregation be re-formed. Mr. Natham Salasnick,
of London, has been appointed Minister and Shochet, and has already taken up his
Chronicle, 3 April 1914, page 32
‘The Rev. Nathan Salas, late of Great Yarmouth, has been elected Chazan, Teacher
and Shochet to the Port Talbot Congregation’.
Chronicle, 26 February 1915, page 25
‘At a special meeting of the Aberdare and Aberamon Congregation held on Sunday,
the Rev. S. Freedberg, of Great Yarmouth, was elected Chazan, Teacher and
Chronicle, 23 February 1917, page 18
Board of Deputies. Report of Law & Parliamentary Committee
‘Your Committee learns that no trustees can be traced of the disused cemetery at
Great Yarmouth, the property of the Corporation, and that the latter proposes to
take it over as an open space. Your Committee thinks that it would not be
consistent with Jewish sentiment that this should be done, and that provision
should be made by Community to prevent the secularisation and desecration of
disused Jewish cemeteries, and it therefore recommends that immediate steps
should be taken for collecting a substantial sum, as an addition to the small
amount held for the Disused Cemeteries’ Fund, and that two or three persons
should be appointed as Trustees of disused burial grounds. Mr. S.E. de Haas has
kindly offered to view the state of the Yarmouth ground’.
Chronicle, 29 August 1919, page 3
‘WANTED, A strictly Orthodox middle-aged woman as Cook or Help; plenty of help
given; good house and wages no object. - Apply with references and full
particulars, to Mrs. Harrison, “Eastholme”, Euston-road, Gt. Yarmouth’.
Chronicle, 19 December 1919, page 22
Board of Deputies Law & Parliamentary Committee
‘The Committee has learnt from the Clerk to the Yarmouth Corporation that the
City Council when the question of the sale or letting of the disused cemetery to
Trustees to be appointed by the Board was brought up, refused to entertain
Chronicle, 18 November 1921, page 2
Death on 14 November of Louis Julius Harrison aged 61. Late Rabbi of Norwich and
Dunedin, New Zealand.
Chronicle, 13 April 1923, page 10
Obituary of Abraham Goldstone. In 1899 he founded the synagogue and was its
president the whole time that it existed. For over 40 years lived in the
borough. Death of 2 sons in Great War, one earned the MM.
Chronicle, 29 February 1924, page 2
Death on 24 February at 74 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, Mendel Lewis, late of
[He also lost two sons in the war].
Chronicle, 6 June 1924, page 33
Notice. Instructions from Mr S.D. Harrison to sell by auction the modern
residence known as “Eastholme”, Euston Road.
4 reception rooms, 8 bedrooms, bathroom and offices, adjoining are a fernery,
motor garage and garden with small croquet lawn. ‘The above would be exchanged
pro rata For a house in Willesden or Finchley district containing 3 reception
and 6 bedrooms, garage’.
‘Also with possession the valuable FREEHOLD RIVERSIDE PREMISES occupying an
island site between Yarmouth Haven and the Union Railway, covering an area of
about 24,000 sq, ft.’.
Chronicle, 21 May 1926, page 21
Max Michaelis Scholarship awarded to Arthur Saul Super of Melbourne. 18 years
old, born Great Yarmouth, went to Australia with parents 14 years ago.
[Jewish Year Book 1974, born 1 July 1908] Later a minister.
Chronicle, 24 March 1933, page 2
Death on Monday
20 Marcy at 67 The Ridgeway, Golders Green, late of Great Yarmouth, Saul D.
Harrison, wife Rebecca, father of Alfred, Lionel, Harold, Bernard, Beatrice.
Chronicle, 31 January 1936, page
William Bloom 28 January 1936. Daughters Rose, Ether, Louise, Alice, son Harry.
Chronicle, 31 January 1936, page 10
at Great Yarmouth, was the ‘last member of the original Jewish congregation’
which he helped to found and where he lived for forty years.
Chronicle, 9 July 1937, page 12
Letter re a visit to a Convalescent Home in Great Yarmouth where there are about
11 Jewish children, boys and girls from 3-10 years. They come from different
parts of London.
Chronicle, 17 March 1939, page 50
‘A meeting of Jewish residents in Great Yarmouth was held at the residence of
Dr. S. Rodker, in connection with the Norfolk and Norfolk Fund for Refugees. A
Committee was formed in the town, with Dr. Rodker as Chairman, Mrs. J. Bishop,
Treasurer; and Messrs. Mark Goldstone and Henry Jacobs, Hon. Secretaries.
Refugee boys have been placed in comfortable homes in the town, and the
Committee have received applications to place domestic servants in local homes.
The address of the Hon. Secretaries is 7, Regent Road, Great Yarmouth’.
Chronicle, 7 September 1956, page 19
Harold Soref, East Anglian Retrospect. Norwich as an Outpost of Judaism’.
‘By the middle of the nineteenth century the Jewish population of Norwich was
75. There was a similar number in Yarmouth and 50 in King’s Lynn’.
Chronicle, 24 April 1970, page 38
The old Jewish burial ground in Yarmouth to be made into a park. The Board of
Deputies has been paying two guineas a year to maintain the graves. Has not been
asked to increase the payment’.
‘The cemetery has not been used for many years and no Jewish residents of the
town are recorded today’.
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