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Community Library hosts HMD                                                    Raise The Roof Campaign

           ʻLelaʼs Storyʼ presentation                                              Comedian Matt Lucas has agreed to be the patron of Archer
                                                                                    Academyʼs Raise the Roof campaign to raise funds to build a
                                                                                    performing arts studio at the Archer Academy in East Finchley.
                                                                                    This would be very valuable for our wider community as a high-
                               2Generation, to present Lela’s  Place, but it meant we could
                               Story. The tale of her grandmother’s  accommodate many more guests.  spec, professional standard space for hire. With Covid and
                               early life in Salonika, Northern  Fifty-one people attended  mental health problems, creative outlets for children are more
                               Greece before marrying and  including visitors from Italy,  important than ever. There are few alternative local venues
                               eventually moving to Athens with  Greece, Spain, USA, Germany and  available and Barnet Council have been very quiet about their
                               her husband Joseph. In January  Switzerland. Many stayed on after  idea to sell the Arts Depot to a property developer…
                               1938 their daughter Marcelle was  the questions to chat.
                               born and life for them was good.                                                             Tony Brand
                                 The start of the war changed  You can read Lela’s story, told by
                               things all over Europe and Greece  Jacqueline Luck (Lela’s granddaughter),
                               was no exception.         on page 4 of this issue of Suburb News
                                 In the summer of 1944 Joseph
                               was arrested and tortured by the
                               Gestapo. The family were
                               transported to Auschwitz where
                               Marcelle and Joseph would die in
                               the gas chambers. Eventually Lela
                               was taken to work in a munitions
                               factory in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia
                               before being liberated by the
                               Russians on 5th May 1945.
                                 After a long journey and
                               with the help of the UN Relief
      Lela in Athens, 1946     Organisation, she came to
                               London in 1946. Lela remarried
    MARC HULL                  and with her second husband,
                               Jack, had another daughter, also
         n 25th January, the Garden  named Marcelle. This Marcelle
          Suburb Community Library  who is also a Suburb resident,
    Ohosted what has become    joined us at the end of the talk to
    a regular event to participate in  help answer questions.
    Holocaust Memorial Day activities.  As we did last year, the event
       We were fortunate to have  was held over Zoom. Not as
    Jacqueline Luck, from Generation-  intimate as holding it at 15 Market  Lela, in later years

           Combat Stress

       volunteers turn to

            catering again

             to raise funds

    RUTH SMITH                 asked us to provide refreshments
                               again at their forthcoming Art Fair,
        he Hampstead Garden Suburb  11am-5pm on Saturday 21st and                                 Combat Stress refreshments at Fellowship House
        Combat Stress Refreshments  Sunday 22nd May at Fellowship  and 2021 had to be cancelled – so  work with our Veterans. After two  to. We can’t wait to welcome you
    TTeam are back and raring to  House. As you know, due to the  please come and see a wonderful  very difficult years, at last we have  all to these events and raise badly
    go! HGS Artists group have kindly  pandemic, the Art Fairs in 2020  display of paintings, drawings,  something positive to look forward  needed funds for Combat Stress.
                                                         jewellery, photography, textiles
                                                         and ceramics, fuelled by delicious
                                                         home-made lunches, cream teas
                                                         and cake sold to raise badly
                                                         needed funds for Combat Stress.
                                                            And the Refreshments Team
                                                         will be in action once more on
                                                         Sunday 17th July from 11.30-5.30pm
                                                         to cater at an exciting new event,
                                                         when they supply the delicious
                                                         refreshments at HGS Horticultural
                                                         Society’s Suburb In Bloom Charity
                                                         Open Gardens Day. On that
                                                         occasion, light lunches, cream
                                                         teas, cakes, tea/coffee and possibly  We wish to purchase items of silver in any condition.
                                                         ice cream will be served from
                                                         11.30am to 5.30pm in Fellowship  As a long standing resident of the Suburb, Gideon
                                                         House, with all profits from food  Cohen is happy to view your silverware in your home
                                                         sales going to Combat Stress, while
                                                         the open gardens themselves  and will make an offer to purchase, free of any obligation.
                                                         benefit The North London Hospice.
                                                            We were very grateful to the      17 The London Silver Vaults
                                                         Suburb bakers who kindly donated  53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QT
                                                         a fantastic array of cakes at our
                                                         pop-up event in October last year  020 7404 1425 |
                                                         and we hope very much you might
                                                         be able to help us once again so
                                                         we can continue to support
                                                         Combat Stress in their life-saving
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