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Windsor, Slough & Maidenhead Community


Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Windsor (also known as New Windsor) and Maidenhead are both towns on the the river Thames in southeast England, just to the west of London.  They form part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. This was formed in 1974, initially as a local government district of the county of Berkshire, on the merger of a number of local authorities including the Royal Borough of New Windsor, the municipal borough of Maidenhead and parts of the urban district of Eton (which had been in Buckinghamshire).  In 1998, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead became a unitary authority, when Berkshire lost its administrative status becoming purely a ceremonial county.


Borough of Slough

Slough, a town just to the north of  Windsor, is about 20 miles west of London.  It was a municipal borough in the county of Buckinghamshire until 1974, when it was transferred to the county of Berkshire, of which it became a local government district.  In 1998, the Borough of Slough became a unitary authority, when Berkshire lost its administrative status becoming purely a ceremonial county.

The Jewish Communities

The Jewish communities in all three towns was originally formed by evacuees from London during the Second World War.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Maidenhead, Slough or Windsor


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Windsor, Eton, Slough and Maidenhead include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
Windsor during the 1820s (1 record), 1830s (6 records), 1840s (4 records), 1850s (5 records), 1860s (6 records), 1880s (1 record), 1890s (1 record) and 1900s (2 records);
Eton during the 1790s (1 record), 1800s (3 records), 1830s (7 records), 1840s (8 records), 1850s (10 records) and 1860s (3 records); and
during the 1830s (1 record), 1860s (1 record), 1870s (5 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (1 record) and 1900s (1 record).


On-line Articles relating to the Jewish Communities in Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough



Jewish Cemetery Information

There appears to be only one Jewish cemetery iin the area - in Maidenhead:

  • Braywick Cemetery, Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6. This cemetery reportedly has a section reserved for Jewish burials.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Maidenhead)


Jewish Population Data


Slough & Windsor





(The Jewish Year Book 1966)




(The Jewish Year Book 1991)




(The Jewish Year Book 1999)




(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Berkshire

Communities in Greater London and its Outskirts

Jewish Communities of England home page



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