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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).
| 269 Barking Road, Plaistow