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Who were the main groups of immigrants?
Irish, Eastern Europeans, from the Indian Subcontinent, West Indies, Africa, Asia (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore).
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Why did the Irish come to Britain?
Because of previous settlers from the 19th Century, potato famine, job opportunities, Catholic churches in Britain.
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Why did people come from Eastern Europe?
European Voluntary Workers (EVWs) - where the British government recruited workers from Eastern Europe.
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Why did people come from the Indian subcontinent, and East Africa?
In 1967 President Jomo Kenyatta (of Kenya) gave all Kenyan Asians two years to become Kenyan citizans or leave - about 20,000 came to Britain. In 1972 the President of Uganda (Idi Amin) expelled 50,000 Asians who mostly came to Britain.
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Why did people come from the West Indies?
In the Carribean there were no benefits, there were small wages (just 2 shillings a day on a sugar plantation), and for the modern education in Britain.
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How many people came from Ireland, and when?
Between 1945 and 1960, 350,000 came, bringing the amount of Irish in Britain up to 900,000.
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How many people came from Eastern Europe, and when?
Around 200,000 came between 1945 and 1950.
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How many people came from the Indian subcontinent and East Africa, and when?
About 70,000 Kenyan Asians, 58,000 from the Indian Subcontinent, and around 30,000 from Asia by the late 1960s.
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How many people came from the West Indies, and when?
It was small scale in the 1940s and grew in the 1950s. By 1960 there were about 125,000 West Indians in Britain.
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