MY GRANDFATHER Solle was born in the East End of London and I remember him f or his joyful nature, and his constant singing, writes Leanne Simons. His parents Esther Leah and Michael both originated from Ploszk, Poland, and Solle was one of four children. Solle married my grandmother Jennie (Jennala) two weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War. He worked on the search lights during the war, and was a machine hand in the rag trade, in which he was involved for the rest of his life.
Hehadadeepknowledgeandunderstanding of the world.
His son, my father Stephen, met my mother Dee in London’s West Hampstead and they were married in 1970.
Once, while discussing the price of a Blooms salt beef sandwich in the 1950s Solle said: “You could get all this information from Google!” For a man of 100 years, he was very much in touch with the modern world.
Looked after by Jewish Care at the end, he pined for his East End past, where he and Jennie would be first in the queue at Grodzinskis to buy cheese buns.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, daughters, Leanne and Nicole, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Solle and Jennie: joyful past