These publications are available to buy, if you would like to have a handy hard copy of these trails for your information and exploration. The Anglo-Jewish history is free to down-load.
To receive your trail you will need to send us a cheque for the trail publication made out to the 'NAJHT' and a first class stamped self-addressed A5 envelope,with an addressed covering note requesting the relevant trail(s). The Oxford and Bradford Trails are £1.50 each and the Bradford Trail £5.00.
The postal address is, Spiro Ark, 25-26 Enford Street, London, W1H 1DW
The Oxford Trail reveals the often little known, but fascinating history, of the Oxford Jewish community that goes back to just after the Norman Conquest and shows why the Jewish history of Oxford must rate among the top Jewish heritage destinations in the country. The Oxford Trail is a glossy folded A5 folded trail containing an attractive and specially detailed trail map, with 30 places of interest and their history, on a circular route of just under 3 miles. The trail also has a list of key dates and events to introduce the history of the community as well as a short quiz! The trail publication could form the basis of a great Jewish themed day out in Oxford or provide an invaluable education resource. Price £1.50.
The Northampton trail has been a great success as it reveals the unexpected Jewish history of Northampton and shows that the Jewish history of Northampton is more than a bunch of Jewish cobblers! In fact the town has a rich medieval history and the trail reveals the latest archaeological discoveries in the town at the medieval Jewish cemetery and synagogue. It also reveal how leading Jewish personalities of Northampton were founders of the modern boot and shoe industry, which for 150 years, was the staple of the town's economy. The trail has 14 places of interest on the trail and is a walk of about 2 miles and includes the medieval Northampton tombstone in the Museum, the sites of the synagogue and cemetery, as major points of interest. The trail has a time-line of Jewish history, information on the persecution of Jews in Northampton, as well as a short quiz. It is convenient to access from London and the town has more remaining heritage and character than is usually appreciated and would make a good alterative half-day or day out, which could, for example, be combined with a visit to nearby Althorpe, or Bicester Retail Village. Price £1.50.
Our Bradford Trail is written by Bradfordonian, Nigel Grizzard, and is a specially produced A5 glossy, richly illustrated booklet of 15 pages, replete with photographs taken specially for the publication. The booklet gives a convenient over-view of Bradford's important Jewish history and the story of the Jewish Merchant Princes based in Little Germany, who were the power behind the Victorian worsted trade, and has a trail of 9 of the key locations. Bradford is well worth a special trip, as its high Victorian architecture in the town centre is exceptional, especially in Little Germany, which has the feel of central Europe as well as its very important Jewish associations. Price £5.00.
The Story of England's Jews - The First Thousand Years
This short history of the Jews of England by JTrails Director, Marcus Roberts, summarises in just over 60 pages the main narrative and themes of the Jewish people of England, from the Conquest to the present. The book is an invaluable resource as it covers both medieval and modern history in one connected story and tells the story both accurately and economically. the book was designed to be shorter than most of the other histories of Anglo-Jewry and to be written in an accessible style for a wide range of readers and can also be used as an educational resource for students. FREE DOWN-LOAD.