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The road to immortality

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The Sheffield Council has decided not to change the street names which commemorate historical figures who were involved in slavery in years gone by. There have been some changes elsewhere, however, and it seems logical that they be replaced by the names of those Jews who had played a major part in supporting British rulers. and their fellow citizens, to the benefit of the country in the past.

We should therefore have De Medina Street to remember Sir Solomon de Medina who helped win the War of the Spanish Succession and Suasso Avenue for Francisco Lopez Suasso, who financed William III when he invaded England in 1688. Lopez Crescent would be appropriate for the Jewish Banker, Menassah Lopez, who held up the pound during the invasion by the Old Pretender in 1715 and........

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