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City of St Albans
The ancient city of St Alban is in the county of Hertfordshire in southeast England about 22 miles north of London, and has a population of about 60,000. It is part of the local government district known officially as the City and District of St Albans, which was formed in 1974 by the merger of the borough of St Albans with surrounding localities.
The St Albans Jewish Community
There was an earlier attemt to established a congregation in St Albans, in about 1910, which failed after a few years. The present organised Jewish community in St Alban dates from the mid 1930s. During WWII, the congregation increased in size with the arrival of many evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central and Eastern London.
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