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Blackpool & Fylde Jewish Community


Blackpool

Blackpool, the famous seaside town in North West England, with a population of about 150,000, is situated on the Fylde peninsula on eastern coast of the Irish Sea. It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the county of Lancashire, until 1986, when it became a unitary authority, still within the ceremonial county of Lancashire.

 


Lytham St. Anne's

Just to the south of Blackpool, and closely associated with it, is the seaside town Lytham St. Anne's (originally the twin towns of Lytham and St. Anne's), which is part of the district (and borough) of Fylde in the county of Lancashire. The district was formed in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities, including the borough of Lytham St. Anne's.


Thornton-Cleveleys

Immediately to the north of Blackpool are the Lancashire twin towns of Thornton and Cleveleys, which are also on the Fyfe peninsula but located in the district of Wyre. This was formed in 1974 upon the merger of a number of authorities, including the district of Thornton-Cleveleys.


The Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Blackpool and the Fylde peninsula:

 

On-line Article and Other Material relating to
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Blackpool & Fylde Jewish Cemetery Information

The Jewish cemeteries in (or just outside) Blackpool and in Lytham St. Anne's are:

  • Layton Cemetery, Jewish Section, Westcliff Drive, Blackpool FY3. Established in 1898. Now closed except for reserve plots.

  • Carleton Cemetery, Jewish Section, Stocks Lane, Poulton-Le-Fylde FY6 (just to the north of Blackpool). Established in 1981, it serves both the Orthodox and the Reform communities of Blackpool.

  • Lytham Park Cemetery, Hebrew Section, Regent Avenue, Lytham FY8. The cemetery serves the St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation

(See also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Blackpool and Lytham St. Anne's)

 

Jewish Population Data
 

Blackpool

St. Anne's

 

1909

about 50 families

 

(The Jewish Year Book 1910)

1946

273

350

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

1949

2,000

 

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1965

2,000

520

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990

600

500

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2004

302

 

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

Jewish Communities of England home page

 

 
 

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