I thought everyone would be blonde with blue eyes

glenda selkridge sml

Grace was born in Trinidad in 1945 she came to the UK in 1957 aged 22 to train to become a nurse.








I expected everybody because  . . .in the West Indies we were given this impression that everybody was blonde and blue-eyed and of course to come to see people with dark hair and brown eyes, and darker skins was a bit of a shock. I used to go around asking my colleagues; 'um what - is she from, is she English?' and they would say 'Of course she is!' You know, because I saw darker people here sometimes than even in the West Indies.

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