Heritage walking tour

Nigel Grizzard will lead the tour to the former hostel where boys who fled the Nazis stayed

Nigel Grizzard will lead the tour to the former hostel where boys who fled the Nazis stayed

First published in News

A Jewish heritage tour of Bradford will visit a former hostel for boys who fled the Nazis on the Kindertransport more than 70 years ago.

A group of 25 boys arrived at the Manningham property in March, 1939 after travelling across Europe on the Kindertransport, the rail service that transported 10,000 Jewish children to safety during the Second World War.

The boys, aged 14 to 16, were brought from a converted holiday camp in Kent to the Bradford Jewish Refugee Hostel, set up by Oswald Stroud, founder of worsted manufacturers Stroud Riley Drummond on Lumb Lane. Following an appeal to Bradford’s Jewish community, a house on Parkfield Road was bought and furnished.

Other places on the Jewish Heritage walking tour include villas off Manningham Lane where German Jewish merchants lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, former textile premises in Little Germany, and the city’s synagogue.

The tour will be led by Nigel Grizzard.

To reserve a place, e-mail bradfordjewish@gmail.com or visit bradfordjewish.org.uk.

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