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Born on October 4th in 1921 into a Jewish family in the East End of London, Rita Weiss spent her whole life organising, nurturing, networking and encouraging. Through her many years as a teacher, lecturer and counsellor, in her creative activities with textile and art and in her involvement in social, educational and cultural groups, Rita put in the hard work of making sure that everybody could bring their own abilities to the fore.
Source: Morning Star 13thOctober 2011
Memorials to both Manny and Rita Weiss have been placed on a park bench in the small park (left) at Prittlewell Square, facing the sea.