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Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community

Town of Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, a town in North West England, is situated on Morecambe Bay, facing Walney Island. It is the main component of the district and borough of Barrow-in-Furness, in the county of Cumbria.  The present district, which has a population of about 70,000, was formed in 1974, when the county borough of Barrow-in-Furness was merged with adjoining areas.  Until 1974, Barrow-in-Furness, together with the rest of Furness (a peninsula jutting into the Irish Sea), was a detached part of the county of Lancashire.

Jewish Community and Congregations

The Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community had the following congregation:

In addition, there was a small Jewish community in the coastal town of Whitehaven, Cumbria, some thirty miles north of Barrow.

 

Articles Relating to the Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community 1877-1943

Jewish Year Book Entries relating to the Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community

 

Jewish Population Data
 

1902
1905
1917
1920
1935
1945
1955
1965
1975
1985
1993

50
47
80
94
94
78
54
36
19
13
12

(The Jewish Year Book 1902)
(The Jewish Year Book 1905/6)

(The Jewish Year Book 1918)
(The Jewish Year Book 1921)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)
(The Jewish Year Book 1954)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1976)
(The Jewish Year Book 1985)
(The Jewish Year Book 1993)

 

Jewish Congregations in Cumbria

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used
 

 

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