Esther Sachon, Britain’s oldest Jewish woman, died on Sunday at the age of 109.
Esther was born on March 18 1907 and grew up on Hessle Street in the East End and met her husband Louis at Oxford & George’s Club before moving to Stamford Hill. She eventually moved to Hendon and finally Stanmore where she was a resident at Jewish Care’s Princess Alexandra Home.
She was a mother of three and was widowed at the age of 51. Having started out as a dressmaker, she went into retail work for 30 years.
Esther received six birthday cards from the Queen, outlived her two sons Peter and Michael, but is succeeded by her daughter Helena, five grandchildren and 13 great-children.