Tributes paid to Bournemouth car accident death

By Corinne Rein, October 21, 2010

A long-time member of the Bournemouth community has died following a car accident.

Paula Bright, 77, drove her Rover through a closed communal garage door of the East Cliff apartment block where she lived. The vehicle then smashed into an interior wall.

Mrs Bright was the daughter of the late Rabbi Jonah Indech, a past Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation minister.

She and her late husband Jack moved to the town from London, where she had taught at a number of Jewish schools. Before retirement, the couple ran a local kosher hotel and she was involved in Emunah, the BHC ladies' guild and its cheder. Around 150 people attended her funeral.

Bournemouth police are investigating the accident, which was witnessed by gardeners working in the grounds.

BHC senior trustee Harry Ellis said Mrs Bright "will always be remembered as an ideal rabbi's daughter, who from a young age did everything which could be expected of her for our community and the wider community".

Ladies' guild chair Thelma Cowan said: "Paula was a wonderful person always with ideas, help and common sense. She will be very sadly missed."

Last updated: 3:21pm, October 21 2010