Sunday, 25 March 2012
Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage
The Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage aims to raise public awareness of the Montefiore Heritage in Ramsgate, by promoting the contribution made to the town by one of our most prominent citizens.
You are invited to a public meeting to be held at:
The Custom House
At 7pm on Tuesday 27th. March 2012
Sir Moses Montefiore – a man of international renown, knighted by Queen Victoria, Sheriff of the City of London, High Sheriff of Kent – was a passionately loyal resident of Ramsgate.
In 1884 he donated the solid gold chain made up of the Hebrew letter ‘Mem’ which has been worn by mayors of Ramsgate ever since. An area of Ramsgate is named after him, as is a pub. Local residents use the grounds of his former home(George VI Park) every day The annual Holocaust Day service is held by a tree named in his honour.