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WHY DID
DIFFERENT GROUPS
MIGRATE TO
BRITAIN BETWEEN
1948-1972?…read more

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From the period of 1950-75
immigrants arrived from Eastern
Europe, Cyprus, the old
commonwealth countries ( Australia,
Canada, New Zealand and South
Africa), and the new commonwealth
countries like the Caribbean, India
and Pakistan.…read more

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Ireland
The Indian subcontinent In 1945, by far the largest group of
India had been the key territory in the immigrants to British Eastern
wereEurope
the Irish. There
British empire since the 1750s so there had
were In the years
been a largeafter
IrishWWII the British
population
Africa in Britain
Caribbean government th actively recruited workers from
strong connections with Britain. The main since Inthe
the19th
19 century
century so migrants
the were
British transported
They had always been students and Hong Kong,
Eastern Malaysia,
Europe and Singapore
they
influx from this area came in the 1960s.
Most usually
The
of many
these able to stay
Indian
immigrants with
workers
came towere
networks
to Britain
know
of
differentin
as of
mainly
parts
members of the armed forces from the European voluntary workers (EVWs).
immigrants were mostly fromasGujarat, and friends
the empire,and get jobs
including through
parts Irish
of Africa. In the
Caribbean ( or west indies the the
arealate
was1960s.
Around By 1961
200,000 there
camewere around
to upheavals
Britain between
Punjab, Pakistan and east Pakistan (which
30,000 contacts,
in 1960s
Britain.including
and 70s the catholic
political church. in Uganda
usually called).however, immigration from 1945-50.
became Bangladesh in 1971.) In between
and Kenya 1945-60
caused over 350,000
many Asians Irish
to flee those
this are grew in this period. It was a small
people came to
countries Britain,
and come swelling theBy
to Britain. total
1970
scale in the 1940s and then grew in the
numberthere of were
people with Irish
around 70,000roots
eastin African
Britain
1950.. By 1960 there were about 125,000
to over 900,000.
Asians in Britain.
west Indians in Britain.…read more

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IMMIGRATION FROM THE
CARIBBEAN
· Windrush was the first ship carrying Caribbean
migrants 1948.
· Many passengers had served in the armed forces and
had contacts in Britain, they were British citizens and
had every right to settle in Britain.
· The ship was met by a small crowd waving placards
saying `go home'-this shows some British people's
negativity towards them.
· Immigration from the Caribbean at that time was
tiny compared to immigration from Ireland and other
parts of Europe.…read more

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