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Town of Widnes
The town of Widnes (population about 60,000), close to Liverpool in North West England, was a municipal borough in the county of Lancashire. In 1974, it was merged with areas of Cheshire to the south (across the Mersey), in particular, the urban district of Runcorn, to form the district (later borough) of Halton, within the county of Cheshire. In 1986, Halton became a unitary authority, but remains within the ceremonial county of Cheshire.
Widnes Jewish Community
Thee was a small Jewish community in Widnes, a Jewish congregation being established at the beginning of the twentieth century but which had closed by the 1930s.
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