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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 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.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Blackburn:

 


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The records in the database associated with Blackburn include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

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

 

On-line Articles relating to the Blackburn Jewish Community

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Blackburn Jewish Cemetery Information

There is a Jewish cemetery in Blackburn.

  • Blackburn Cemetery, Jewish Section, Whalley New Road, Blackburn BB1. Opened 1900. Cemetery was restored in 1997, following years of neglect. It remains in occasional use.

(For additional details, see also IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Blackburn).

 

 

Blackburn Jewish Population Data

1895

120

  (The Jewish Year Book 1896)

1900

150

  (The Jewish Year Book 1900)

1909

250

  (The Jewish Year Book 1910)

1934

200

  (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1945

81

  (The Jewish Year Book 1946)

1949

25 families

  (The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1955

70

  (The Jewish Year Book 1956)

1980

12

  (The Jewish Year Book 1981)

 
Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

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