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Town of Walsall
Walsall is an industrial town in the English Midlands, to the northwest of Birmingham, with a population of approximately 170,000. Until 1974, Walsall was a county borough in the county of Staffordshire (and incorporated the town of Darlaston from 1966). In 1974, it became a metropolitan borough within the newly created metropolitan county of West Midlands (its area being increased at the time by the incorporation of adjoining areas) and, in 1986, it became a unitary authority when West Midlands lost its administrative county status, becoming purely a ceremonial and geographical county.
Walsall Jewish Community
Although the formal Jewish congregation in Walsall was a World War II creation, a number of individual Jews lived there long before that period dating from the first half of the nineteenth century. For more details see "Note on the origins of the community" by Harold Pollins.
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