Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 22 November 2006 page 4 (of 6)
I found these as negatives in a pile of stuff my father must have sent years ago. Does anyone have any idea of the occasion?
I think it was in the late 1960's after I left Middlesbrough. I had my Bar Mitzvah reception in the communal hall in 1956. I see Alicia Schoemann featured prominently in both pictures and I believe at some point she gave an operatic recital at a fundraiser. I'm still in contact with her great nieces, Susi and Ivy Stern in Mexico. We spent the New Year in Acapulco with Ivy and her family.
I also found originals of these pictures which I've scanned.. I recognize a number of people in them.
This is labelled Purim 1950. At the front (L to R) I see Estelle Levy, Leon Vyner, Wendy Fleischmann, Ruth Saville, Marian Anderson (my cousin from South Shields). Next row back I see David Baum, Fay Rurka, me, Tania Solomon, Sylvia Anderson (my cousin), Pamela Cohen. Behind them I see Sylvia Cohen, Dolly Sive (with Elaine?), Jack Lamb (Sylvia Cohen's brother), several faces I don't recognize, Mrs. Collins, Iris Craster, Eve Bharier holding my sister Rose, Gillian Hush. Standing in the back I see your [Donald's] grandfather (I think) and Sam Doberman.
This picture was taken at one of my birthday parties (6th? maybe). In the back I see Unknown female, Harry (now Sir Harry) Solomon, Michael Saville, Geoffrey (now) Selwyn, Stewart Crass (son of our teacher from Linthorpe School). Next row: David Saville, Bernard Vyner, Gwendoline Lamb, "Kathleen" (granddaughter of a woman who cleaned for us), Tania Solomon, Sylvia Schalk, Ruth Saville, Rochelle S. and two I don't recognize. In front of them I see Leon Vyner and one I don't recognize then I'm kneeling with my neighbour David Leitch seated on my left (right in the picture). Michael Bharier Providence, RI, USA
My daughter has reluctantly moved away from the Middlesbrough area, and we are all sorry about that, as she enjoyed living there, and we enjoyed visiting. But now that we know our way around, I hope it won't be the end of us going up there to visit.
I'm attaching a photo of Sam Greenberg and Louis Bharier.
I'm not sure why I've picked out this one, except that I really like it! I'm guessing that it is taken on Blackpool pier, because of the wooden boarding, but I'm not sure. Perhaps someone else knows for sure.
Have you heard any more about the state of the Old Cemetery? I don't suppose they've managed to stand up most of the old stones. I still have painful memories of the day I visited there, last July 2004, and saw the whole area flattened and treeless. My cousin David Greenberg who was over from Canada, recorded the position of our great grandfather's grave, in case the site of the grave becomes lost - it looked impossible for the frail broken stone to be repaired.
I also attach this photo of David Greenberg and myself standing in front of 133 Southfield Road Middlesbrough, the former Greenberg family home, which at some stage was joined up with the surrounding houses to make a shelter/boarding house for homeless men. This photo was taken in July 2004. Susan Halpern University of Sheffield, England
More Saville family titbits:
Michel Saville comes to Israel on a visit in 1958. He says it’s a wonderful place and all the family must live in Israel.
His brother David comes on Aliya, as does his sister Ruth and also his parents, Rose and Morris.
And where is Michael? In Leeds.
In 1943, Morris Saville joins the RAF. “And what would you like to be young man?” “An ex-service man as soon as possible” David Saville Jerusalem, Israel
Just to let you know of the sad news of Jewish deaths in Middlesbrough.
Ada Silverstone formerly Galinsky died 24th March 2005
Oscar Dymschiz died 13th May 2005 Bernard Lewis Newcastle Chevra Kadisha, England