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1  Leyton Juvenile Employment Committee statistics for the 13 weeks ended 29th December 1947 at VHM L59.9 M2

In 1947 the largest categories of jobs found by the Council for girl school-leavers were junior clerks, shop assistants, dressmaking, cardboard box making and shorthand typists.  The largest categories of jobs found by the Council for boy school-leavers were building trade, engineering, clerical work, retail trades, electrical engineering and woodworkers 1.

The Stratford railway works had been a major employer of men in Leyton but they closed in 1963.  The railway wagon works on Ruckholt Road extending over 22 acres continued to the end of the 1970s to be a major employer.  Some of the workers were a mainstay of the  the Northcote pub on the corner of Grove Green Road and Francis Road 2.

2  WFOHW interview 355