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the later Victorian and Edwardian times 1890 to 1919

Ethnic mix

Between 1904 and 1914 the Jewish population of the East End fell from 125,000 to 100,000 as arrivals from Poland and elsewhere sought less cramped, unhygienic and desperate locations.  Hampstead and north-west London was one option.  North-east London including Leyton was another option 1.  By 1914 there was a Leyton & District Jewish Social Union with Philip Greenberg the Secretary 2.

1  ‘Jewish London, An Illustrated History’ by Dr Gerry Black, paperback edition p.141

2  The 1914 Kellys lists this at 488 High Road, whether Leyton or Leytonstone is not stated.

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