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Blackburn Jewish Community

Town of Blackburn

The Lancashire town of Blackburn, in North West England, with a population of about 140,000, forms the greater part of the borough of Blackburn with Darwen. It was a county borough until 1974, when it merged with adjoining areas to became a local government district of the county of Lancashire. In 1986, it became a unitary authority, having assumed the name Blackburn with Darwen the previous year. It remains within the ceremonial county of Lancashire.

The Jewish Community of Blackburn

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The records in the database associated with Blackburn include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Blackburn during the 1810s (1 record); 1830s (1 record) and 1840s (8 records).

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations were considered to be part of the Blackburn Jewish Community:

Articles on the Blackburn Jewish Community

Blackburn from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.


Jewish Population Data



  (The Jewish Year Book 1896)



  (The Jewish Year Book 1900)



  (The Jewish Year Book 1910)



  (The Jewish Year Book 1935)



  (The Jewish Year Book 1946)


25 families

  (The Jewish Year Book 1950)



  (The Jewish Year Book 1956)


Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

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