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Town of Dewsbury
Dewsbury (population about 55,000) is a town in West Yorkshire in the north of England, lying on the river Calder. It was a municipal borough (in the West Riding of Yorkshire) from 1862 to 1913, a county borough from 1913 to 1974. In 1974, it merged with the county borough of Huddersfield and a number of smaller local authorities to form the metropolitan borough of Kirklees (in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire). In 1986, Kirklees became a unitary authority when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.
Dewsbury Jewish Community
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