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Town of Macclesfield, Cheshire
Macclesfield (population 50,000), a town in north-west England close to the border of Greater Manchester, is situated on the river Bollin, a tributary of the river Mersey. Since 1 April 2009, Macclesfield has been part of Cheshire East, a unitary authority with borough status within the now purely ceremonial county of Cheshire. From 1974 to 2009, Macclesfield (which during such period included the town of Wilmslow) was a local government district and borough in Cheshire. Prior to 1974, Macclesfield was a municipal borough within the county of Cheshire.
(from the cover of "Macclesfield's Jews and World War Two" - © Basil Jeuda)
The Jewish community in Macclesfield was formed in the early 1940s, primarily by Jews evacuated from London during World War II, supplemented by Jewish refugees who had escaped from Nazi persecution in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Belgium. Within twelve months following the end of the War, most of the congregants' families had returned to London.
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