LES Goulden will be flying home to Blackpool on Sunday after a 48-year absence.

Les, who now lives in Los Altos, California, left England in 1951 after celebrating his barmitzvah.

His family settled in Vancouver, Canada, later moving to America.

Les will be spending six days in Blackpool looking up old friends before travelling to Leeds and Shipley to find his Yorkshire relatives.

Any friends or relatives who would like to meet up with Les can contact him at home on 001 650 941 3355 or from Sunday to Friday his telephone number will be 01253 291155.

WILLIAM Dean-Myatt of Walsall has a musical request. For a research degree at Caledonian University of Glasgow he is looking into the ‘Role of Beltona Gramophone Records in Scottish Popular Culture’.

The company ran from 1923 to 1975 and issued more than 3,000 records.

William is particularly interested in uncovering the biographies of three Jewish artists — Cantor S Kusevitsky, Ike Freedman and Eddie Sarafin.

Cantor Kusevitsky recorded four titles in late 1933, while Ike Freedman was born in the Gorbals. In 1932 he recorded six titles for the label of comic songs with a Jewish emphasis. Sarafin was born in Glasgow but had Polish/Lithuanian roots.

Contact 40 Westminster Road, Rushall, Walsall WS4 1NJ, phone 01922 629019, email

BILL Wolpert of Minnesota is trying to locate the family of Ben-Zion Wolpert.

He had a brother named Yakov and a sister named Chaya Toibe. Ben-Zion, who may have been born in Jerusalem, lived in England between 1880-1940.

Contact 3948 Wisconsin Avenue North, New Hope, Minnesota 55427, USA or email

RONNIE Brent, formerly of Leeds, is searching for his sister Jean Dudley with whom he has lost touch.

Jean was last known at an address in Moortown.

Contact Ronnie in Rhyl, North Wales, on 01745 344785.

EVAN Snyder of Texas heard a family tale that his great grandmother had twin sons who emigrated to England from Russia.

Evan would like to hear from anyone who knows anything about the name Mayover/Majower.

Write to 3446 Quail Meadow Drive, Missouri City, TX 7459, USA or email

HARRY and Theresa Bader of Toronto sent a Rosh Hashana card in 1972 to Emmanuel Kitchener in Leeds.

They also included a photograph of their two young children Jonathan Alan and Nancy Ann.

Ray Kitchener of New Zealand wants to know if anyone remembers this family and what connection they had to Emmanuel.

Contact 314 Mill Road, RD1, Manurewa 1730, Auckland New Zealand. or email

VERONICA (Nicky) Bregman (nee Palmer) of Los Angeles is searching for her old friends Sandra Abisgold or Brown, and former Liverpool Harold House director Teddy Gold and Flo Gold.

Write to 11260 Overland Ave, Unit 19F, Culver City, CA 90230, USA, telephone (310) 837-7332 or email

LUTZ Noack, of Stroud, is trying to trace Elizabeth Julia (Lisa) Spott who arrived in England from Berlin on the kindertransports.

The 17-year-old fashion design student lived with the family of Isaac Harris at 4 Menlove Gardens South, Liverpool.

Elizabeth’s parents, Benno and Rosa (nee Epstein) Spott and her brother Peter did not survive the Holocaust.

Lutz, who knew Benno in Berlin, wants to find Elizabeth for her American relatives.

Contact 7 Ricardo Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Glos GL6 9BY, telephone 01453 882159.

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