The Foundation for Jewish Heritage had the honour of hosting a visit by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the historic, grade II listed former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.
This was the first visit by His Royal Highness to the synagogue, and he was welcomed by leaders of the Foundation - Chair Dame Helen Hyde DBE, Founder and Chief Executive Michael Mail, Trustees the Rt Hon Jim Murphy and Stephen Goldman, along with Conservation Architect Ashley Davies.
The visit began with The Prince viewing the building’s impressive Victorian Gothic exterior and, as he walked through the building, The Prince received an explanation of the history of the Jewish community of Merthyr, and the Foundation’s future plans to turn the site into a Welsh Jewish Heritage Centre.
The Prince was shown photographs of the building’s interior when it served as a synagogue as well as artist impressions of what it will look like once transformed into the proposed Heritage Centre.
At the end of the visit, The Prince was presented with a striking lino print of the building.