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Town of Penzance
Penzance, a port near the western end of Cornwall’s south coast in southeast England, has a population of about 20,000.
It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it was merged with neighbouring localities to form the local government (non-metropolitan) district of Penwith within the county of Cornwall. In April 2009, the district of Penwith and all other local government districts in Cornwall were abolished, and Cornwall became a unitary authority.
Penzance Jewish Community
The following was the Jewish congregation to have existed in Penzance:
Articles on the Penzance Jewish Community
Penzance from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975. Reproduced here with his kind consent.
Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Cornwall by Joseph Jacobs, c 1906.
Other Penzance Jewish Information
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