Monday, 19 September 2011

Maxie Lea MBE - a well earned tribute

The Spitalfields Life site has done Maxie, and the club, proud by this excellent and well illustrated tribute to a man who has literally devoted most of his life to the C&BG Boys Club.

Use this link to take you to the site:
Borrowed from that website and with many thanks & due acknowledgement are two of Maxie's snaps, the first showing Maxie in football strip and the second with Victor Monger, at the tender age of eleven.

Also shown is a fine portrait by professional photographer Jeremy Freedman, Maxie's nephew, who's website is:

After you have read the article use the links at the end of it to access the other stories about the club:

The Return of Aubrey Silkoff

Ron Goldstein of Boreham St

At the Cambridge & Bethnal Green Boys Club 86th Annual Reunion

Aubrey Goldsmith of Shoreditch

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Annual Re-union, 5th September 2011

Thanks to the sterling work of the Club Committee, we met once again at the Imperial Hotel and a super time was had by all.

One of the highlights of the evening was provided by guest speaker Martin Sugarman who gave us a masterly account of Jack Nissenthal's actions during the famous Dieppe Raid of August 1942.

Martin, Archivist to AJEX and a long time personal friend, has recently written a fine book "Fighting Back" which covers the contribution made my British Jewry in WW2 and copies of this book were eagerly snapped up by a very appreciative audience.

We look forward to next year's re-union...... don't miss it !

Amongst the snaps taken and pictured above were Alfie Mendosa, a sprightly 92 year old and seen here with Martin Sugarman and I, and we were once again delighted to see Syd Tabor. Joe Brandez was also at my table with his son Simon and that's him making one of the evening's toasts.

The Hiller boys once again closed the evening to a very appreciative audience.

Finally, if any readers of this Blog have a favourite picture taken at the function send them to me as an e-mail attachment and I will publish them here.