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City of Winchester
The city of Winchester (population 40,000), the county town of Hampshire in southern England, was the capital of England until the Norman Conquest. It lies on the river Itchen. Winchester is now part of the the local government district of the City of Winchester within the administrative county of Hampshire, formed in 1974 when the Winchester was merged with adjoining areas.
There was a medieval Jewish community in Winchester. However, in the modern era, although there were a small number of Jews in Winchester as early as the mid nineteenth century, the only know organised Jewish community in city was during WWII, presumably formed primarily by war evacuees. Regular services were held, but no formal synagogue would appear to have been established.
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