Saturday, 22 December 2007
Bevis Marks, London
Service at Bevis Marks, London. For the final years of its existence, the community at Bridgetown was governed from London, and its Board, composed of former Barbadian Spanish and Portuguese Jews actually held their meetings in London, as there was no quorum in Barbados. All the ministers who served in Bridgetown were appointed by London. When the synagogue finally closed, its removable fittings were put in a big box, and sent to London. No records were kept as to what exactly arrived from Barbados, and the silver plate the finials etc, that belonged to the various Bridgetown families was absorbed into London's collection.