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Recognised the world over Holocaust Memorial Day has taken place in the UK since 2001. It was recognised as an international day of commemoration when 46 governments signed the Stockholm Declaration in 2000. www.hmd.org.uk News Faiths unite in tribute to Holocaust victims The service was a chance to remember all victims of genocide Deputy Mayor Cllr Ohid Ahmed lights a candle A musician at the service barbaric events, but to make a commitment to eradicate all forms of discrimination, racism and hatred.” Mayor Rahman attended a service at City Hall to pay his respects to survivors of the Holocaust and highlight the fight against injustices around the world. The council supported a several other events, including walks and film screenings. A collection of paintings by Inside this week’s issue The day of liberation January 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. BY SHALINA HUSSAIN COMMUNITY and religious leaders paid their respects to victims of genocide at a service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The annual Interfaith Commemoration by the council, took place at East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street, on January 26. Based on this year’s theme of Journeys, the event featured music, poetry and reflections on building bridges in the community from different religious perspectives. Holocaust Memorial Day is held every year on January 27 to honour the victims of the Nazi persecution of the Jews in World War II and other genocides around the world. Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “The theme of Journeys incorporates the life stories of many Holocaust survivors in addition to other communities who have travelled to the UK. “I am proud of the community cohesion that we have in our country and the building of bridges between diverse and marginalised communities. “It is something that is precious and is at the heart of what’s special about Britain. It is also something that needs protecting and nourishing.” Deputy Mayor Cllr Ohid Ahmed added: “It is important to not only remember the suffering inflicted during Remembering the Holocaust Service commemorates the victims of genocide see page 2 ISSUE 995 3 – 9 FEBRUARY 2014 Service, supported Places to go, things to do Your guide to what’s on in the borough this month see get a life inside see pages 16 & 17 The brew with a view Our reviewer tucks into afternoon tea by the river see page 7 Pregnant with possibilities Your chance to win tickets to the Baby Show at ExCel see page 6 WWW.TOWERHAMLETS.GOV.UK Broaden your beer horizons Festival returns for another round at the Truman Brewery see page 4 ISSUE 995 3 - 9 FEBRUARY 2014 ARTS | REVIEWS | EVENTS | TV After hours with Alice Catch Suffolk soul diva Alice Russell at Canary Wharf 24 Hour Mini Cab & Chauffeur Service DRIVERS URGENTLY REQUIRED Airport transfers • Wedding cars • Corporate accounts • School runs • Executive chauffeuring Social events • Nightclubs and evening hire • Railway stations We specialise in airport transfers, 24 hour service. Our prices are the same 24 hours a day, no hidden extras. 0208 981 5888 info@lemoncarsuk.com www.lemoncarsuk.com WWW.TOWERHAMLETS.GOV.UK The Quinn of gardening Patricia collects top award at Tower Hamlets in Bloom NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY Grant to restore WWI memorials PAT’S ALL FOLKS Church thrilled by Lotto cash Free valuation: 020 7791 5333 www.city-fox.co.uk *Terms & Conditions Apply 190 Mile End Rd London E1 4LJ Sell your property in 30 days 105 LONDONPHONECOMPANY.COM VICTORIA Park One O’Clock Club play and learning worker Pat Warren is putting her feet up after almost 50 years. Among those at her retirement party last Friday was colleague Debbie Taylor (right) whose daughter Rachel and twin granddaughters Neave and Ava have all benefited from Pat’s care and expertise. See page 3. BY RAJU MIAH BOW Church has been given £9,400 to honour the men and women of Mile End and Bow killed in action in World War I. Two memorial plaques, a wooden memorial and a battlefield cross in the church’s chapel will all be restored. The work will be funded through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: then and now programme. The award will also fund research into the lives of the 88 people named on the memorials – the youngest of whom was just 17, the oldest 43. The deaths of twins and several brothers are recorded. Church rector the Rev Debbie Frazer, said: “Bow Church has stood in the middle of this community for 700 years. The community’s history is told in the fabric of the building. “We are thrilled the Heritage Lottery Fund has chosen to support our project to deepen understanding of the impact of World War I on Mile End and Bow, and to remember those who lost their lives.” The memorials carry the names of residents who died in far-flung places including Macedonia and Africa, and on ships torpedoed by U-boats in the Atlantic. Their occupations included dockyard policeman and deputy chairman of the Bryant & May factory in Bow. The grant will also help fund a project aiming to deepen understanding of the impact the conflict had on the community. Research will be carried out working with East London History Society, Tower Hamlets Rifles Old Comrades Association, Tower Hamlets Local History & Archives, the National Archives and the War Graves Commission, and attempts will be made to trace relatives. Debt and finance advice ..................................4 Mayor’s page ......................................................6 Useful information............................................8 New Year tea dance ................................10 & 11 Ward walkabouts..............................................12 History ................................................................13 philanthropist Rose Henriques, who with her husband Sir Basil founded the St George’s Jewish Settlement in Stepney, is on display at the Local History Library in Bancroft Road, Mile End until March 6. Harmony....................................................14 & 15 Tower Hamlets in Bloom .......................16 & 17 Council information...............................18 & 19 Property ........................................................21-24 Recruitment & training........................26 & 26 Sport...............................................................30-32 East End Life is produced by Tower Hamlets Council, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG. Tel: 7364 3179 Fax: 7364 4917 Email: eastendlife.news@towerhamlets.gov.uk Editor Laraine Clay Tel: 7364 3179 Deputy Editor Helen Watson Tel: 7364 3173 Reporter Jessica Odubayo Tel: 7364 4365 Photos Tel: 7364 3253 Advertisement Manager Sharan Ahmed Tel: 7364 4061 Senior Advertising Sales Executive Christine O’Doherty Tel: 7364 4994 Senior Advertising Sales Executive Fatima Khan Tel: 7364 4623 Advertising Production Controller Terri - Leigh Knight Tel: 7364 4682 Distribution Manager & Finance Abdul Miah Tel: 7364 0474 East End Life is published by Tower Hamlets Council with a print run of 99,000 copies delivered to homes, organisations and businesses in the borough every week. The official independently audited door-to-door delivery is 83,428 Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC Regional) July-December 2012. East End Life was the first weekly newspaper produced by a local authority in the UK with a net cost of 4.6p per copy per week to produce. 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