Hhjl hails .+"year"old War­mi­tokah Woy

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THERE WAS a big turnout at Kingston, Sur­biton and District Sy­n­a­gogue on Shab­bat for the third bar­mitz­vah of Harold Shat­tock, 96.

Born in Sur­biton, he and his many sib­lings and step-sib­lings lived above his par­ents’ ladies’ fash­ion shop. His first bar­mitz­vah was at Rich­mond Sy­n­a­gogue in 1935 (the cur­rent Kingston com­mu­nity was not es­tab­lished un­til af­ter the war).

Fol­low­ing ser­vice as an aerial pho­tog­ra­pher in the RAF, Mr Shat­tock stud­ied medicine. But when his fa­ther be­came se­ri­ously ill, he took over the fam­ily busi­ness, run­ning the Sur­biton shop for more than 30 years.

He said of his lat­est bar­mitz­vah: “Through­out the day, I was think­ing how for­tu­nate I am to have been spared to be able to cel­e­brate sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends.”

Harold Shat­tock

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