Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Sandhu, Adjit, 1921 - , Interviewee, Male, Textile worker;
Speaker: Lee, Liza, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in the Punjab, India. Details his reasons for migrating to England in 1962. Recalls initially living and working in London before moving to Leicester and reason for this. Details work in hosiery factory in Leicester. Mentions finding Asian community in Leicester and how established Asians helped others to find work and settle. Mentions being elected as a representative of the International Workers Association in Birmingham in 1962 and political involvement. Comments on not being home sick, adapting to life in England and helping others to adapt. Mentions Marxist believes. Comments on religion, divisions it causes and mentions different places of worship. Describes family joining him in England and learning English. Mentions working in textile factory in India. Describes reaction of trade union secretary to Asian workers and his involvement in the union. Describes his son's education at Mundella High school, in Leicester and difficulties of Asian children obtain a good education. Comments thought his stay in England would be short but feels England his country now.
Place of birth: India
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son; 1
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 6/11/1986
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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