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Thanet Jewish Community

The District of Thanet

Thanet, a local government district of the county of Kent in southeast England, was formed in 1974 by the merger of the municipal boroughs of Margate (population about 57,000) and Ramsgate (population about 38,000), together with adjoining areas.  Both Margate and Ramsgate are coastal resorts,  on the English Channel. Thanet covers an area known as the Isle of Thanet, which, although originally separated from the Kent mainland by the Wantsum Channel, is now practically joined to the mainland as a result of the build up of silt and shingle. 

The Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is today the district of Thanet:

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Thanet include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Margate or Ramsgate during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (3 records), 1790s (4 records), 1800s (4 records), 1810s (4 records); 1820s (6 records), 1830s (21 records), 1840s (18 records), 1850s (34 records), 1860s (11 records), 1870s (14 records), 1880s (14 records), 1890s (9 records), 1900s (8 records) and 1910s (2 records).
 

Jewish Population Data
 

Ramsgate

Margate

 

1898

60   

 

(The Jewish Year Book 1899)

1900

130   

 

(The Jewish Year Book 1901)

1905

130   

 

(The Jewish Year Book 1906)

1934

130   

 

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1946

50   

150   

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

1948

80   

200   

(The Jewish Year Book 1949)

1949

90   

300   

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1951

106   

300   

(The Jewish Year Book 1952)

1965

65   

300   

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1975

65   

400   

(The Jewish Year Book 1976)

1980

 

350   

(The Jewish Year Book 1981)

1985

 

300   

(The Jewish Year Book 1986)

1990

 

200   

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)


Articles on Jewish Communities in Thanet

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Ramsgate by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Ramsgate from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.


Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Margate
Ramsgate


Other Thanet Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources
 

Jewish Congregations in Kent

Jewish Communities of England home page


Explanations of Terms Used
 

 

 

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