1850

1850

Most of the newly arrived Dutch Jews were skilled workers, predominately involved in the trades of cigar and cigarette making, diamond cutting and polishing, slipper and cap making. Skills were passed on from generation to generation, making this small community of about a thousand people extremely self sufficient. Many small workshops were opened up in and around the Tenterground area, including the streets of Artillery Passage, Frying Pan Alley and Sandys Row.