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(VII) Img. ID: 325684 Canning Town Synagogue in London, , London, 1923 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Canning Town Synagogue in London | Unknown
3a Object Prayer plaque (a plaque with a text of a prayer)
Prayers for the Welfare of the Government
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1923
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin United Kingdom | England | London
8 Community Ashkenazi | Orthodox
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location United Kingdom | England | London
| 269 Barking Road, Plaistow
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Prayers for the Welfare of the Government |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date late 1970s
19 Negative/ Photo. No. -
19a Scan No. A414764
20 Description

Canning Town Jewish congregation established ca. 1902 was located in the heart of the docklands of East London.  The building at 269 Barking Road was converted into a synagogue in the early 1920s. The building remained in use as a synagogue until the late 1970s.  It now functions as a Mosque.  

The Tablets of the Law that once decorated the Torah ark and other objects were transferred to the Jewish Museum in London. 

Melvyn Leach, who brought this synagogue to our attention wrote on 8 January 2020:

"My family has been closely associated with Canning Town Synagogue since it opened and right up until it closed. I lived next door to the synagogue until I was 9 years old and my father had a shop directly opposite the synagogue.

My late father, Jack Leach was the last President of the Synagogue and is pictured in one of the photos.  My grandfather was a Gabai in the 1920s.  His name was Mr. A Lachinsky (in Hebrew Avraham Yehuda ben Reuvan Zelig). 

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a