The Westminster Jews Free School

Another bit of curiosa I spotted yesterday was the lettering for the former Westminster Jews Free School on the north side of Hanway Place.   The school was established in 1811 under the auspices of the Western Synagogue to teach Hebrew, English, writing and arithmetic.   Originally in Greek Street, it moved to new premises in Hanway Street in 1883 in a building with good terracotta decoration and lettering:-




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