Dave Morris was my great uncle (my Grandpa, Ernest Morris’, brother). Although both my Grandpa and father have now both sadly passed away, I have loads of signed publicity photo’s of Dave Morris sent to the various family members.
I also recall a book about Morecombe & Wise which included photographs in the book with Dave Morris in, I’ll have to go see my mother to see if we still have it.
I’ve tried to look for any recorded material of Dave - however none seems to be in existence.
A big thank you to Stuart for writing this piece about a member of my family.
Finally, Donald thanks for hosting this amazing site, Thanks to you I have found the details of burials and pictures of the graves of the following:-
Middlesbrough Samson Morris – Great Grandpa Lily Morris (Nee Reubens) – Great Grandma Gaston Morris – Great Uncle Beatrice McPhee (Nee Morris) – Great Aunt (whom I have very fond memories) Belle Morris – Great Aunt (again I remember her as she lived with Beatrice)
Hartlepool Earnest Morris – My Grandpa
I now live in Leeds and totally by coincidence I met someone who was a descendent of one of Lily Reubens brothers – small world. Paul Morris
Rabbi Meyer (Martin) Norden passed away in Jerusalem in November 2010, aged 99.
Rev Norden, as he then was, came to Middlesbrough, from Sheffield, in 1948 with his wife, Ruth and their two children, Judith and Raphael and moved into 11 Lambeth Rd, previously occupied my Chazan Kahn.
Rev Norden held the positions of Chazan, Shochet and Teacher with great expertise and humility. He served under Rabbi Miller and they can be seen together on the famous photo with the Chief Rabbi on his pastoral visit in 1950.
Rev Norden was the main teacher at the Cheder where inter alia he taught Max Richman his Parsha, Shemini.
I remember particularly his daughter, Judith, who for three years was in the same class as me at Mr Starling's Linthorpe Junior School in Roman Rd.
The Nordens left Middlesbrough in 1951 for Canada and then the States, where he received Semicha from the renowned Rav Moshe Feinstein and the whole family came on Aliya in the seventies. David Saville