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Muggins in Sussex
01-06-08, 19:32
Would there have been many black people living in Cheshire at this time? - in particular, children ?

I gather that there were black children "adopted" into families in Lancashire to work in the cotton mills - but in Cheshire?

Thanks

Uncle John
01-06-08, 20:02
As we have seen from WDYTYA and similar programmes, there were African and West Indian doctors and others around "in the provinces" in the early 20th. century, who married and set up home in the UK.

Muggins in Sussex
01-06-08, 21:29
Thanks, U J

That is very helpful

I have lots of thinking to do!!!

Uncle John
01-06-08, 21:47
Thanks, U J

That is very helpful

I have lots of thinking to do!!!

You're so kind. I didn't think it was at all helpful. :D

Merry Monty Montgomery
01-06-08, 22:03
Oh and there was a mass exodus from Armenia ("ethnic cleansing" by the Turkish authorities) during WW1 which was why my g-aunt's husband turned up in the UK in 1919.

I expect a lot of escaping Armenians turned up here about that time (sorry this is following on from my post on the other thread!)

Muggins in Sussex
01-06-08, 22:17
Read your post on other thread Merry - thanks

One of the brothers of the lady who brought X up was involved in the local poor law.

My little brain is now going into over-drive!