Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 11 June 2001 page 2
We recently received what can be called the Nat Bharier Archive. Diaries from 1929, letters, ephemera, paper cuttings and lots of photos. I'm sure there will be much to interest you and all the other Boro people.
Meanwhile, here is the first extract:
From a letter dated 13th January 1942 to Nat Bharier from Issy Greenstein:
"Forgetting for a moment the unfortunate establishment known to the uninitiated as Transporter Hotel, I can safely say that never in my army career have I been so satisfied with army life as I was at Middlesrough for which I have to thank you and Sophie and all the people I met at Shool."
During the early years of World War II, Nat Bharier taught groups of soldiers radio mechanics. The "Middlesbrough Course" became well known for its excellent tuition and there are many letters of thanks from soldiers to their teacher.
Issy Greenstein was to come to Israel very soon after the foundation of the State and became a leader in setting up the financial substructure. He changed his name to Israel Gal-Ed and was at one time the director general of a government ministry. At the time of his death in 1977 he was managing director of the Israel Corporation. Melvyn and Roma Brooks Pardess Hana, Israel
Having just looked through your fascinating Website, I wondered if you could put me onto your mailing list. I am the middle son of the late Shirley Rose (nee Goldstein) and grandson of Louis Goldstein. I wondered if anyone knew any details about my late Grandfather as I barely remember him and am told he was an extremely colourful character Michael Rose Leeds, England
My great grandfather was Asher Michaelson who lived in Middlesbrough at the beginning of the 1900's. I am trying to gather any information people may have on my family from around this period or before. firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations on the new website - I have enjoyed exploring it. Frank J Gent Exeter Synagogue, England
I recently gave a talk on Jewish Festivals to Witton Gilbert WI in Co Durham. The President of the WI is Jane Beckwith, whose mother Mrs Nora Bradley (nee Mossom) was the Kosher butcher at Newton Street Middlesbrough.
She is 90 this year and lives at Holmeside, Bradbury Nr Sedgefield, Teesside.
Possibly her sisters Hilda Singer and Evelyn Clinkard may also be known to the readers of your Newsletter. Anybody want to drop Mrs Bradley a line? Best wishes Susan Olsburgh Newcastle, England
PS. Off to celebrate 80th birthday of David Josephs, now of Brighton but son of late Ferdie Josephs of Middlesbrough/then Harrogate. Jane Klapper (nee Josephs) will be visiting from Hod Hasharon, Israel. David is a cousin of my late father-in-law Reuben Olsburgh, born in Middlesbrough