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Bolton Hebrew Congregation

Bolton, Greater Manchester

 
 

              

         
 


Page created: 25 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 19 February 2015

Bolton

Bolton was a county borough in Lancashire, to the northwest of Manchester. In 1974, it merged with adjoining areas (all of which had been in Lancashire) to form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton within new Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester.  Bolton became a unitary authority in 1986 when Greater Manchester lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

Congregation Data

Name:

Bolton Hebrew Congregation

Address:

The Synagogue was at 12a Wentworth Street, Bolton from approximately 1924 until 1960, after which services were held in the Queen Street Mission, Central Street, Bolton.

Previously, the Synagogue was at 43 Spa Road, Bolton, from late 1906.

See the Article by Hilary Thomas, for Congregation's addresses prior to 1906.

Date Formed:

High Holidays Services were held in Bolton in October 1903 and (according to a report in the Jewish Chronicle of 2 October 1903, page 24) the hope was expresses that a congregation would shortly be established, which occurred in 1904.

Current Status:

Synagogue sold (and later demolished) in 1960. Congregation disbanded in 1969

Ministers:

See Article by Hilary Thomas

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

 

Articles on the Community and Congregation

Bolton Synagogue and its Ministers by Hilary Thomas,
co-author of "An Industrious Minority, a history of the Bolton Jewish Community"

Press Reports relating to the Bolton Jewish Community
1884-1920: 1960 & 1970


Other Bolton Jewish Information

     

  • Bibliography:

    • An Industrious Minority, a history of the Bolton Jewish Community by Hilary Thomas & John Cowell (2012)

    • Other Bolton Bibliography


Jewish Population Data

1938
1945 
1955 
1965
1970

110 (27 families)
110
80
60
45

(The Jewish Year Book 1939)
(The Jewish Year Book 1946)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1971)

 

Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Communities of England home page


Explanations of Terms Used

 

 

 

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