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the history of Leyton and Leytonstone
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Leyton did not have many factories where trade unionism and segregation of manual workers from office staff and managers emphasised class divisions. There was the big railway works at Stratford employing Leyton men.
National membership of the Communist party increased from 2,000 in 1930 to 18,000 at the start of the Second World War 1.
Socialism was strong in adjacent West Ham.