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Town of Whitley Bay
The seaside town of Whiteley Bay (population about 10,000) in the North East of England is situated about five miles north of the Tyne estuary, some 10 miles northeast of Newcastle and about three miles north of North Shields.
Whitley Bay is now in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside (in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear), which was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities, including most of the then Municipal Borough of Whitely Bay, all of which auuthorities had been within the county of Northumberland. Whitley Bay had received borough status in 1954, having previously been the urban district of Whitley Bay since 1944, and prior to then, the urban district of Whitley and Monkseaton,
The Whitley Bay Jewish Community
The Whitley Bay Jewish community dates from 1922, when first regular services were held in private homes. A Synagogue building was not acquired until 1937. In 1953, a Jewish Sections was dedicated at local cemetery. The community began to decline in the the late 1960s and finally closed at the end of the 1990's.
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