Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation

Interior of Leamington Road Synagogue, Blackpool
Interior of Leamington Road Synagogue, Blackpool

On Sunday 13th May 2012 Leamington Road Synagogue held its last service.

Its congregation has merged with St Annes Hebrew Congregation, further south along the coast.

Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation was founded in about 1907 with the merger of Blackpool Hebrew Congregation which had been founded in 1898 and Blackpool New Orthodox Hebrew Congregation (founded in 1905). The synagogue was originally located in Springfield Road, North Shore. The current synagogue in Leamington Road was consecrated in 1916.

Closing Ceremony Video  » Part 1 : » Part 2  : » Part 3 : » Part 4

Periodic updates of news and events continue to be posted on the Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation web site…

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3 Comments

  1. David Firth

    Hello I wonder if you could help me. I am related to Harry Hoffman who died in 1997. He was a WW2 war hero with two Purple Hearts. In an obituary it states he was the president of Blackpool Parachute Club – not sure if they still exist or whether there are still members around. He volunteered for the Sportsman’s Aid Charity. I am trying to find anyone who knew him or his family. Hope you can help. david_firth@ymail.com

  2. Paul Lyon

    Me too. My gg grandfather had been one of main 10 donors in 1898 to the building of the older Springfield Road synagogue. Including the Sam Lyon jewellers shop at Church Street Blackpool – nowadays rolled into the Leonard Dews business still there – our Lyon family remains in the Fylde today.

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