Moving from Jamaica to London in the 1960s

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  • Interviewee name: Esme Holder

  • In part two of her interview, Esme Holder recounts the experience of moving from Jamaica to London in the 1960s. She speaks of the differences between London and Jamaica, how she began working as an auxiliary nurse and racial discrimination in those times.

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from Stuart Prebble 28th Feb 2011, 06:01

What a fabulous woman Esme is. She was earning £5 a week, and still sending money back home to Jamaica. Then, as an auxilarry nurse she was helping people every day, and having to put up with racial abuse for her trouble. And what does she say about the reason she could tolerate it? "My faith keeps me".