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 Blackburn Jewish Community
The Blackpool Jewish community dates back to the 1880s, although there were isolated Jews in the town prior to date. The synagogue was established in 1893 and the Jewish cemetery dates from 1900. However, the community declined following World War II and the synagogue closed in the 1970s.
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