Locations visited by June Brown

Museo Sefardi

Calle Samuel Levi s / n
45002
Toledo
Spain

(+34) 925 223 665
www.mcu.es

 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.

General Archive of Simancas

C/ Miravete, 8
47130
Simancas (Valladolid)
Spain

ags@mcu.es
(+34) 983 590 750

 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.

Beth Haim Cemetery

Kerkstraat 10
1191 JB
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Holland

(+31) 20 4720958
www.bethhaim.nl

 The Jewish cemetery where June pays her respects to Rachel Bitton covers four hectares and dates from 1614. It's open to the public.

Amsterdam City Archives

Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL
Amsterdam

(+31) 20 2511511

 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).

Bevis Marks Synagogue

4 Heneage Lane
London
EC3A 5DQ

020 7626 1274

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).

Tom Cribb pub

36 Panton Street
London
SW1Y 4EA 

020 7839 3801

 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.

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