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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) East of London
Group is holding a "Tell Us Your Family History" evening at Ilford
Synagogue, 22 Beehive Lane, Gants Hill, Essex on Tuesday, 27th August at
We'd love to hear your family history and help you with your brick walls!
Don't worry if you have little knowledge of your family's past.
We can help you research your family tree!
Our special guest is JGSGB member, distinguished left-wing journalist and
trade unionist Francis Beckett who will be telling us about the
extraordinary twists and turns of his own family history.
Francis's father, the late John Beckett, was Labour's youngest-ever MP in
1924 but nine years later abandoned parliamentary politics for the British
Union of Fascists. His name became notorious, mentioned in the same breath
as Oswald Mosley and Nazi broadcaster, William Joyce, also known as 'Lord
Haw Haw'. So why has the son of a Blackshirt joined a Jewish genealogy
society? Come along and find out!
All are welcome to meetings of the JGSGB East of London Group. Entry is £1
for members and £2 for non members including refreshments.
For further information, phone 020 8551 0254, write to PO Box 1441,
Ilford, Essex IG4 5GH,
email shirley.collier@... or visit our website at
East London and Essex, UK