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City of Peterborough
Although the city of Peterborough (a municipal borough until 1974) in the east of England was traditionally within the county of Northamptonshire, it and the surrounding localities, known as the Soke of Peterborough, became an administrative county in its own right in 1899. From 1965 to 1974, this was merged with Huntingdonshire to form the county of Peterborough and Huntingdonshire. In 1974, the area (with similar, but not identical, boundaries to the Soke) became the local government district of Peterborough within the county of Cambridgeshire, until 1998, when it became a unitary authority, remaining within the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire.
The Peterborough Jewish Community
The Jewish community in Peterborough dates from World War II, when it was founded by families evacuated primarily from London. It was initially organised as a United Synagogue Membership Group, and subsequently developed into an affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue. Subsequently a Liberal congregation was also established.
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