Category Archives: Black East End of London

St Patrick’s Day … London Irish historical connections

I REALISED as I looked around my Essex classroom 40-odd years ago that pretty much all of us came from somewhere else. The name were Jewish, Welsh, Scots or Irish: even digging back a couple of generations, my own provenance … Continue reading

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First Indian MPs in House of Commons

The House of Commons today is more representative of the British public than it once was – yet the average MP is still white and male. Progress towards greater representation by Black, Asian and female members sometimes seems painfully slow. … Continue reading

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East London’s Black writers

London’s Black history is inextricably bound up with slavery. There are stories of displacement and cruelty, of people bought and sold as chattels, denied their past and any kind of future. A further injustice is that, though there had been … Continue reading

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