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Growing up in Jamaica

Growing up in Jamaica

Eddie Wedderburn is "82 plus". He was born in Jamaica and here talks a little about growing up there.

Early life in British Guiana

Early life in British Guiana

Mrs Jagan was born in what was then British Guiana. Here she talks about growing up there and starting off as a dressmaker.

Moving to the UK from Guyana

Moving to the UK from Guyana

In 1981 Mrs Jagan who is Guyanese, left Guyana to join her husband who was already in London. Here she describes what it was like leaving her country and moving to the UK, settling in and the surprise of the cold!

The British leaving Guyana in 1966

The British leaving Guyana in 1966

British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The country was captured by the British in 1796 and officially ceded to the United Kingdom in 1814. The colony's capital was at Georgetown (known as Stabroek prior to 1812). On 26th May 1966 Guyana became independent from the UK. Here Mrs Jagan talks about her memories of that time as the British influence left her country.

London being bombed during WW2

London being bombed during WW2

Bill Avis talks about bombs falling on London during the Second World War, collecting shrapnel, and picking up something and taking it home that was more dangerous than he thought!