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A Walk With Shloimy Alman

October 1, 2019
by the gentle author

Let us join photographer Shloimy Alman as he wanders the streets of the East End in the seventies accompanied by the Yiddish poet Avram Stencl. Alman’s photographs are published for the first time here today and can be seen in a one day exhibition at Sandys Row Synagogue next Sunday 6th October, 11:00am-6:00pm. Click here to book a ticket

Photographs copyright © Shloimy Alman

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  1. Tracey permalink
    October 1, 2019

    These are wonderful, another world, yet less than 50 years ago.

  2. Ian Silverton permalink
    October 1, 2019

    Great pictures from the past love seeing them brings back many memoirs from my child hood on a Sunday Mourning in Bethnal Green some good some sad,as to how poor we all where then. 1 st picture man with his back to the camera is that Monty Clifford my old Boss??? Picture 22. Down Guy in blue bomber jacket white polo black eye stands out as should know him from somewhere from those times??? But where. Thanks GA for the Blog today.

  3. October 1, 2019

    Thankyou for sharing these wonderfully evocative snaps of the Jewish East end which I was lucky to catch in all it’s seventies colour.

  4. October 1, 2019

    Another world, definitely. Fantastic. Thank you.

  5. Peter Metaxas permalink
    October 1, 2019

    Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful photos !!
    Last I was in London I was taken by the building; Synagogue of the Congregation of Jacob .
    I also believe the road was paved with a blue glazed cobble stone.

  6. October 1, 2019

    Such wonderful photographs! My father was brought up in the East End, and my son now lives there. Sadly, the road where my Father grew up was destroyed for the London Hospital, in the 1970’s. I believe it was Leslie Street. But your photos give such a rich vision of the Jewish life my father and family would have been surrounded by, when growing up. So, priceless, thank you so much.

  7. Ros permalink
    October 1, 2019

    more wonderful photos, each one a treasure trove of information and memory. Thank you Shloimy!

  8. Jill Wilson permalink
    October 2, 2019

    Great photos! The exhibition has just had a good plug on Radio London and an interesting interview with Rachel.

  9. October 6, 2019

    This is a vanished world! My goodness; had absolutely no idea. Thank you for sharing this!

  10. October 7, 2019

    Just a thank you to GA for flagging it up, Sandy Row Synagogue and all the volunteers who made the event yesterday very well worth a visit.
    This is especially because to organise this at this time of the year between the Jewish High Holy Days was a brave thing to do.

  11. Douglas Jones permalink
    November 18, 2019

    Clear eyed brilliantly realized document and eye witness.
    More great art from this superb site. Thank you.

  12. peter queally permalink
    March 24, 2020

    a cultural treasure trove. walked around here a few months ago. the ghosts of the past are still there but you need to look hard. beautiful work.

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