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Blackpool & Fylde Jewish Community


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.


Immediately to the north of Blackpool are the Lancashire twin town 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:


Jewish Population Data


St. Anne's



about 50 families


(The Jewish Year Book 1910)




(The Jewish Year Book 1947)




(The Jewish Year Book 1950)




(The Jewish Year Book 2066)




(The Jewish Year Book 1991)




(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Blackpool & Fylde Information

Press Reports relating to the Blackpool Community 1865 - 1927

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Reference to Blackpool in Prof. Newman's papers on
Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain

Blackpool Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used


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