Tag: The Forum Norwich

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION AT NORWICH FORUM FEATURES MAGDALEN STREET

Whilst out shopping today, we were delighted to come across a photographic exhibition at The Forum in Norwich, called This is The Place with photos by Katherine Mager.  It featured super-sized colour photographs of images from Magdalen Street, one of our oldest streets and where Joe Stirling had his first Travel Agencies.  The street features heavily in my book, particularly the Heritage Trust make-over in 1959 and the haunted building at No.19a.  Joe’s first ever premises at No.71 is now a Halal Butchers shop and here is the photograph for your interest of how it is today…. and one to show how it was when it was Stirling Holidays in 1959.EAFA_Cat640_5IMG_3008

JOE LIGHTS THE HOLOCAUST CANDLE AT THE FORUM

As previously mentioned, Joe Stirling lit the special Holocaust candle outside the Forum in Norwich at 4.30 pm this afternoon.  Having done so, he gave a short address on how his parents, Ida and Alfred were deported from Koblenz to Sobibor in 1942, where they were murdered by the Nazis.  During the morning, we had all attended the Holocaust Memorial Service and I held this photo of Joe’s parents throughout, giving it to the Rabbi for his blessing later.  A sad but good day.Ida and Alfred Stern IMG_4173