Town of Hertford
Hertford, situated on the river Lea some 20 miles north of London, is the county town of Hertfordshire, with a population of about 26,000. It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it merged with neighbouring districts to form the local government district of East Hertfordshire, remaining within the county of Hertfordshire.
Hertford Jewish Community
There is no organised Jewish community or congregation in Hertford, although a number of Jewish families have lived in and around the town. Furthermore, the Norwood Jewish Orphanage, based in south London, which at the beginning of World War II had initially been evacuated to homes in Worthing, was moved after the fall of France to Hertford for the duration of the war, as it was considered that Worthing was too close to the action.
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