MURRAY FREEDMAN of Leeds is researching schools which served the Leeds Jewish community from the 1880s to 1920s.

The schools were: Gower Street, Darley Street, Cross Stamford Street, Lovell Road, St Matthew's, Roundhay Road and Cowper Street.

Murray would be interested in any reminiscences and anecdotes from any former pupils (or their descendants), but ''more particularly, I would like to have some photographs of these schools which may be languishing in some forgotten family album,'' he says.

Contact 29 Sandhill Crescent, Leeds LS17 8DY, telephone 0113 225 0714 or email

SUE ROSENBLOOM of Leicester found members of her father's family thanks to Roots Directory. But she has drawn a blank on her maternal grandmother's side.

She is looking for anyone with the surname Ellerstein.

Write to 6 Fernie Dene, Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9ED or telephone 0116 259 2588

JUSTINE WALMSLEY of Surrey is trying to trace the family of her great great grandfather Sherwin.

He came from Bristol and around 1900 married a woman whose maiden name was Davis of Cornwall. They emigrated to Port Elizabeth, South Africa and had 13 children. The second youngest child, Isabella, was Justine's great grandmother).

She would also like to find out why the Sherwins became Plymouth Brethren.

Contact 36 Victoria Road, Kingston, Surrey KT1 3DW or email

S HESSELBERG of West Sussex is looking for the Elkin family who resided either in Liverpool or Manchester in the early 1900s.

Morris Elkin and his wife Freda (nee Hesselberg) had five children, Maurice, Lillan, Gertrude, Isdoire and Annie.

Write to 12 Eastern Avenue, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex BN43 6PD or email

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

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