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.