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What is the Brief History of London and how Industries flourished in London?
In 1750, 1/10th of the British population lived in London. It was a massive city with a population of about 675, 000. London continued to expand during the 19th century.Its population multiplied fourfold between 1810 and 1880, increasing from 1 million to about 4 million. London was like a magnet for the migrant populations, even though it did not have large factories. The city was full of clerks and shopkeepers, of small masters and skilled and semi- skilled artisans, of soldiers and servants, of casual labourers, street sellers, and beggars.The Industries that flourished in London were..• The shipping dockyards. • The clothing and footwear Industry. • The wood and furniture Industry. • The metal and engineering Industry. • The printing and stationery Industry. • The surgical instruments and watch Industry.During the First World War London began manufacturing motor cars and electrical goods, and these large factories employed nearly one-third of the labour force.
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