Borough of Dacorum
Dacorum is a local government district (with borough status since 1984) within the county of Hertfordshire, to the northeast of London. It was formed in 1974 by the merger of all or part of seven local authorities, including the municipal borough of Hemel Hempstead and the urban district of Berkhampsted.
Among the towns that comprise Dacorum are Hemel Hempstead, designated a “New Town” in 1946 and with a current population of about 80,000; and Berkhamsted, a historic town of about 19,000 situated on the Grand Union Canal and the river Bulborne.
The Dacorum Jewish Community
Although there was a medieval Jewish community in Berkhamsted, the first Jewish community in the area was founded during World War II, by families evacuated from London.
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