Tyne and Wear HER(10855): Whitley Bay, Oxford Street, No. 2, Synagogue - Details
Whitley Bay, Oxford Street, No. 2, Synagogue
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Place of Worship
A Jewish congregation was established in 1922 and in 1937 they acquired a house at No. 2. This was either demolished or remodelled into the synagogue of 1938 by Cyril Gillis of Sunderland. It was extended in 1966 by C. Soloman. It closed in 1992 and some of the appurtenances were donated to the Jewish community of Tegucigalpa in Honduras. The synagogue still stands as a pebble-dashed building at the end of a terrace with Park Avenue. It has coloured glass windows with round heads. Whitley Bay was once a popular holiday destination for the Jewish families of the north-east.
Sharman Kadish, 2006, Jewish Heritage in England - Architectural Guide, page 190; www.jewishgen.org