Oxford Mail and Oxford Times 1931

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In June 1931 several plaques were unveiled by the Oxford City Council to commemorate various events connected with the medieval Jewish presence in Oxford.

These plaques were:

That on the Botanical Gardens Gate to mark the medieval Jewish Cemetery

That on the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Osney Mill to mark the martyrdom of the Haggai of Oxford

That on the Town Hall to mark the ancient Jewish synagogue

These were well reported in the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail: these reports are shown here (with thanks to the editors of the Oxford Mail and Times):

The Oxford Mail

oxmail_22-6-1931_top Oxford Mail 22nd June 1931 Top of the article

oxmail_22-6-1931_bottom Oxford Mail 22nd June 1931 Bottom of the article

The Oxford Times


Oxford Times 26th June 1931. Top of the article

oxtimes_26-6-1931_bottom Oxford Times 26th June 1931 Bottom of the article

Correspondance in Oxford Times 26th June 1931

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Letter from Mr I Goldstone, Oxford Times 26th June 1931


I have recently learnt that this occasion was also used to dedicate a tablet in the Synagogue to the Oxford Jewish fallen of the First World War, and part of the order of service used on that occassion with a partial list of the fallen is downloadable as a PDF File here

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