Monday 17 October 2011: A Twitten of Interest
Between the well trodden pavement on Bond Street and the less travelled Jew Street is this little easily missed twitten. If you know the shop Badger you will know where it is.
In fact, according to my Encyclopaedia of Brighton, this sealed arch is a doorway into the first synagog in Brighton, located in Jew Street (hence the rather imaginative name) and built around 1792.
Brighton and Hove has a higher than average Jewish community with the first recorded Jew being a silversmith and toymaker in 1766. If you're ever in Brighton and walking down Bond Street, stop at investigate the twitten. There's nothing there but it is a bit of early Brighton Jewish history worth seeing once at least.