Town of Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead, a town to the northeast of London, was designated a “New Town” in 1946 and has a population of about 80,000. Since 1974, Hemel Hempstead has been part of Dacorum, a local government district (with borough status since 1984) within the county of Hertfordshire. Prior to 1974 it was within the municipal borough of Hemel Hempstead, also in the county of Hertfordshire.
Although an organised Jewish community was formed in Hemel Hempstead by evacuees during World War II, it did not survive long after the end of hostilities. However a congregation was re-established during thhe mid 1950s.
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