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Ethnic mix

More Jewish people moved to Leyton, as they did to neighbouring West Ham and Ilford 1.  Those interviewed in an oral history project about the ‘Lea Bridge Gateway’ made a point of saying if a local business person was Jewish 2.

1  ‘Jewish London, An Illustrated History’ by Dr Gerry Black, paperback edition p.147

2  transcripts of some of the interviews (by WFOHW) are held at VHM.

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