All Contributions from patricia

Remembering the synagogue

Business Development Centre, formerly Great Garden Street Synagogue and Morris Lederman House | patricia

I got married when I was 20, my husband was 22, at the Great Garden Street synagogue in 1969. Our family had been going there since be...

Like the rich grown-ups....

90 Whitechapel High Street | patricia

Once in a while my mother picked up a roasted chicken from Blooms as a special treat for us. We would go there occasionally for a salt...

Working at Wooly's, early 1960s

The Relay Building, 1 Commercial Street | patricia

I had a job at Netties hair salon in Black Lion Yard when I was 13 or 14 but most of Nettie's clientele were old, and I found it diffi...

The Gallery in the early 1960s

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street | patricia

Close to Blooms was the Whitechapel Art Gallery, where we would go, as they had programmes for kids. I think this is where my brother ...

Down the Lane in the early 1960s

Petticoat Lane Market | patricia

We used to go to Petticoat Lane on Sundays to shop. When we became teenagers we went more often and met friends and hung out there. We...

Walking along Whitechapel Road to the Waste, c. 1960

Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Road | patricia

To walk to Whitechapel Road, we would go down Greatorex Street, passing the bomb sites on the street, the little houses and the factor...

Walking past the gas shop in the 1950s

Islamic Bank of Britain, 97-99 Whitechapel Road | patricia

To walk to Whitechapel Road, we would go down Greatorex Street, passing the bomb sites on the street, the little houses and the factor...

Bad memories of the London

Former Royal London Hospital | patricia

I used to hate to go to the London Hospital (when did it become The Royal London?) if we had to visit a sick relative. Plus any of my ...

Working at Netties in Black Lion Yard in the early 1960s

Whitechapel Technology Centre (East London Works) | patricia

When I was 13 or 14, in the early 1960s, someone got me a Saturday job as a shampoo girl in a little salon called Netties in Black Lio...