A7: Immigrant Life in the 1950s: Windrush and After

A selection of sources about life for immigrants in the 1950s and 60s follows below.  More are available online by following the links below where all of these sources plus much more information and other sources can be found. Compare these sources and the information that you find in your own research with the song London That's The Place For Me. You may also use interviews with family members or friends who have memories of being immigrants or immigration at this time. What similarities and differences can you find? What message about life in Britain does the song give you? Why do you think this is? How does this compare with what you have found out about life for immigrants in the 1950s and 60s? Where differences occur, why do you think this is?

From National Archives

Museum of London, and Movinghere

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