Two and a half years have passed since we wrote about the Brady Street memorial to Miriam Levy.
Her much vaunted connection to the founding of the Jewish Soup Kitchen still eludes us but, thanks to Dr. Phillip Kirby, we have now at least been able to identify her descendants.
Some of these were already on site, in their own right, as individuals and it is particularly satisfying to be able to reunite parents with their children and, as in this case, a grandchild.
That just leaves untold the story of her charitable deeds: we’ve tried all the obvious places with negative results. Was Miriam Levy the paragon of virtue her monument suggests? Or was this an exaggerated claim by a grieving family? We’d love to hear from you if you can fill in the gaps.