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Elise was born and raised in the Seychelles until she left to come to England when she was 21 in the 1960s. In this interview she describes the beautiful environment she grew up in and her happy childhood. She speaks of what it was like growing up on the island. In that time the population was extremely self sufficient; they grew all their own food. She also recalls some of the traditions, what an average week would consist of, the cuisine and dating.
Tara Ramdeen speaks of how her grandfather moved over from India in the early 20th Century to Trinidad, along with many others who came over to work on the plantations. Life was very tough for poor families back then but he managed to work his way up and buy some land on which he built self-help houses and played Indian musical instruments with travelling musicians. Tara speaks of how slaves were brought over and the harsh circumstances they faced. She speaks of her childhood in Trinidad and how she rebelled against anything Indian and was frightened into wanting to become a Christian because of what she was told at school. She also speaks of her early memories of this great man, her grandfather, and his ideals that have stayed with her to this day...
Joyce Pearson grew up in Eltham, South East London. When she was 8 the Second World War started and she was evacuated with her brother to Ashford, Kent. Luckily, after 9 months she was sent back to her mother just as the war was starting so she spent the duration of the war in London In part 1 of her interview she recounts her personal experience of being evacuated and living with The Blitz on her doorstep, along with her dis-jointed schooling and having to sleep in a bunker that her father built every night.