Locations visited by June Brown
Calle Samuel Levi s / n
The Sephardic Museum is based in the Transito Synagogue, which dates from the 14th century. It was originally commissioned by Samuel ha-Levi, a diplomat and treasurer at the court of Peter of Castile. Here, June learns more about her ancestors in Oran when she meets Spanish language scholar, Michael Britton.
C/ Miravete, 8
The royal archive at Simancas gathers together government documentation from the late 15th century up to 1834. Here, June meets Dr Francois Soyer to learn about the history of Oran. The archive is open to the public.
It's in the Amsterdam Archives where June meets Harmen Snel and learns about the Bitton family's lives in the city. The archives gather together documentation from the city authority, as well as private organisations and companies with connections to Amsterdam. The archives are open Tuesday-Friday (10.00am-5.00pm) and at the weekend (11.00am-5.00pm).
4 Heneage Lane
Completed in 1701, the Grade 1 listed building is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom still in use. It's open for visitors on most weekdays (10.30am-2.00pm, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday; 10.30am-1.00pm, Tuesday & Friday) and Sunday (10.30am-12.30pm).
36 Panton Street
The Tom Cribb pub in London's West End where June meets boxing historian Michael Berkowitz is named for one of the most famous bare-knuckle fighters. After retiring from the ring, Tom Cribb (1781-1848) became a publican and his own pub, the Union Arms, was just around the corner from the bar that now bears his name. It's here that June sees archive records relating to Isaac and Abraham Bitton.