Winchester's forgotten Jewish history

The clue is in the name Credit: ITV Meridian

The forgotten history of Winchester's Medieval Jewish population is being highlighted in a new tour of the city.

The community was one of Britain's earliest and most successful Jewish settlements in Europe but it rarely featured on tourist trails. In fact, little was known about the population until a new initiative between the modern Jewish community and the University of Winchester

Brought over by William the Conquerer, they were instrumental in the building of some of Winchester's most famous sites.

Sam Holder reports on a story of royal links and persecution.

He spoke to:Dr. Christina Welch - Author of the walk,William Carver - a participant on the tour,Ellen Simpson - Head of Tourism, Winchester City Council