Childhood memories

Many of the people we interviewed had fond memories of a childhood spent in the country of their birth. Often they were brought up by an extended family of aunts or grandparents. Economic necessity often required parents to work far away from the family home and indeed some had already migrated to the UK ahead of their children waiting to send for them once they were established. Click on the links below to listen to their accounts.

Clips

Working on a farm

Curried goat

School uniform had to be pristine

Caned at School

It takes a village to raise a child

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