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Jewish Fresh Air Home and School

Blakemere Lane

Basic Information

The Jewish Fresh Air Home and School for Delicate Manchester and Salford Children was founded in 1919 by Margaret Langdon, a prominent Manchester Jewish philanthropist and activist in community care. The school was built on a five acre site overlooking Delamere Forest, at the west side of Blakemere Lane and was opened in 1921.

From its opening in 1921 until her retirement in 1959, the head of the School was Helena Penina Landau.

In 2012 the Delamere Forest School, as it was then known, closed and moved to a new premises in north Manchester, working in partnership with the Together Trust (formerly the Manchester and Salford Refuges). However it was soon decided that running the new establishment would not be financially viable and it was closed in July 2011.

The body that had run the school was then renamed the Delamere Charitable Trust and continues to provide and promote services for young Jewish people with special educational needs.



Blakemere Lane Frodsham


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