About Us

HLF logoProject funding

The Leicester Jewish Memories Project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. The HLF grants programme focuses on conservation, participation in heritage, and opportunities to learn about heritage.


Writing School Leicester LogoProject Management

The Leicester Jewish Memories Project was managed by Writing School Leicester Ltd, based at the Leicester Adult Education College, Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HL. The Writing School is a not-for-profit company with long experience of employing professional writers to support new writing through delivery of courses and projects.


George BallentyneEditing Support

George Ballentyne is a professionally trained editor with 20 years experience of working with all sorts of texts from new and aspiring writers.  He is Equality and Diversity Training Officer for the Leicester Council of Faiths.


Cartoonist Mick WrightCartoons 

Mickey Wright, originally from Leicester and now based in Rutland, is a professional artist specialising in caricatures and cartoons.  He has produced work for ITV, The Mirror Group, Microsoft, Harrods, Manchester United, Leicester City and Leicester Tigers amongst others.


Rosalind AdamLead Facilitator

Writer and teacher Rosalind Adam has lived and worked in Leicester all her life. She has had numerous short stories and articles published in a range of magazines.  Bathtime Rap, a children’s picture book was published in 2008 by Franklin Watts.  She is at present working on a children’s novel.


Miriam HalahmyWorkshop Leader

Miriam Halahmy, is a novelist, short story writer, reviewer and poet.  She has worked on projects with the Refugee Council, Cancerbackup and the BBC. Her creative writing workshops in North London include a memoir workshop for Jewish Book Week 2009.  She is writing a cycle of 3 novels for young adults.



Glen TillyardPhotography

Additional photography for the book and website was provided press photographer Glen Tillyard. He worked closely with the contributors and offered his technical expertise and advice so that the community could include their own images.


Promotional Material

We have pop up, banner stands, books and bookmarks to promote the project. If you would like to host our display or you would like to receive a complimentary copy or copies of Jewish Voices, Memories of Leicester in the 1940s and 50s, please email rosalind.kathryn@gmail.com


Sample Chapters

A full pdf version of the book is available on request. If you would like to download a sample chapter from the book click here




Web Design

The website was designed by SnapperShack Web Design, Tel 0116 279 6906. It is maintained by FISI Ltd www.fisiltd.co.uk


Think Plus Ink logoBook design

The Leicester Jewish Voices book and bookmarks were designed by Think plus Ink based at the LCB Depot at 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE. Tel 0116 253 3455.



Book and bookmarks were printed by Greenshires, 160-164 Barkby Road, Leicester LE4 9LF    0116 202 2600   www.greenshires.com


Pop-up Display

 Pop up and banner display designed and supplied by RAL Display & Marketing Ltd, 2 Cranmer Street, Leicester, LE3 0QA   0116 255 4640