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Tassaduq Ahmed MBE Tassaduq Ahmed
1923-2001



Press

Here are just a few of the excellent articles and reviews about our work which appeared in 2002 and before.

The Financial Times logo. Financial Times
Read a letter from Susie Symes chair of the Spitalfields Centre published in the Financial Times on September 14th 2002

Read the letter here

The BBC Radio 4 logo. Radio 4
19 Princelet street was featured as part of a debate on the You and Yours program broadcast on July 15 2002

Listen to the broadcast here

The East End Life logo. East End Life
Time catching up with our House of History.
July 15 2002

Read the article here.

The Observer logo. The Observer
Lord Desai's letter in response to the article which appeared in the Observer the previous week.
July 14 2002

Read the letter here.

The London Jewish News logo. London Jewish News
A Historic East End building is in urgent need of a cash injection to avoid closure...
July 12 2002

Read the article here.

The Evening Standard logo. The Evening Standard
Letters in response to the articles about 19 Princelet Street. July 11 2002

Read the letters here.

The BBC Radio London logo. Robert Elms - Radio London
A piece about 19 Princelet Street was featured on the Robert Elms show broadcast on July 10 2002

Listen to the feature here.

The Newsnight logo. Newsnight
View a video clip about 19 Princelet Street broadcast on BBC Television's Newsnight program on July 09 2002
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The Evening Standard logo. The Evening Standard
Many rare and historic buildings will disappear from London unless their owners stop neglecting them, a report warns today. July 09 2002

Read the article here.

The Evening Standard logo. The Evening Standard
"The small house was a prism through which the whole European catastrophe could be apprehended.."
writes A N Wilson in this article which appeared on July 08 2002

Read the article here.

The Independent logo. The Independent
A Huguenot silk merchant's home that campaigners have spent 20 years trying to turn into Britain's first museum of immigration is in danger of collapsing....
July 08 2002

Read the article here.

The Observer logo. The Observer
Kamal Ahmed, political editor of the Observer writes of how campaigners are fighting to save a crumbling London building that gave safety to refugees fleeing Hitler.
July 07 2002

Read the article here.

The Spectrum Radio logo. Spectrum
19 Princelet Street was featured in an interview by Jon Kaye which aired on June 20 2002

Listen to the feature here.

24HourMuseum logo. 24HourMuseum
Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the 24 Hour Museum says "This is an exciting and imaginative endeavour that uses our heritage to illuminate many complex current issues". Read more in this article by Jon Pratty which appeared on the 24HourMuseum website on June 15 2002.

Read the article here.

The Times Online Times Online
Marcus Binney, architecture correspondant writes about 19 Princelet Street in his article Synagogue Splendours which appeared on June 13, 2002.

Read the article here.

Refugee Council logo iNexile
iNexile, the Refugee Council magazine published a double page spread, The House That History Built, all about 19 Princelet Street which appeared in their May/June 2002 edition .

Read the article here in html format or here in pdf format (343kb)

Liberation logo. Libération
Read a fascinating, full page feature about 19 Princelet Street which appeared in the French national daily newspaper Libération on 14 March 2002.

Read the article in English here.
Read the article in French here.

Londoners for London. Londoners for London
To mark London Day, an exhibition is being held in the GLA's Visitor Centre. The Londoners for London exhibition features some of the individuals who are being thanked by the Mayor at this year's celebrations for their contribution to life in London.

Read more details here.

London First
London First. At last, London is to become the first European capital to create a museum celebrating diversity champions London First a place of learning and of remembering, that will match the world class visitor attractions which New York and Melbourne take for granted.

Read the whole article here in html format or here in pdf format

Tassaduq Ahmed MBE 1923-2001
Tassaduq Ahmed, who died on 8 December was a founding trustee of this charity. He inspired many people and projects, in East London and in South Asia. He worked tirelessly to make a better future for the disadvantaged and less privileged, and to create a fair and equal society for all. His commitment to 'Unity in Diversity' persuaded Susie Symes to become chair of trustees of this charity which he, a Moslem, had worked with a Jew and a Christian to set up. Randolph Vigne, a trustee from the very beginning, recalls how they started:

Read the whole article here.

The East End Life logo. East End Life
Chief Rabbi attacks the 'virus of racism' and exorts us all to 'love the stranger'. September 23 2001

Read the article here.

BBC News Online
BBC News Online. The area of Spitalfields, a stones throw from London's prosperous financial centre and home to Brick Lane the heart of the capital's Bangladeshi community, has long been a sanctuary for newcomers to Britain....

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