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the history of Leyton and Leytonstone
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Widespread car ownership made it easier to belong to a leisure interest or spiritual community supported only by enough people to form a national body. An increase in the number of television channels and radio stations, and the commercial strength of newspapers and magazines offering a community of viewpoint (the ‘Daily Mail’ for example) lessened the need, or apparent need, for a social life of face to face meetings with others in groups or with one or two friends.