Record Ref25
PersonMcFarlane, Norma
OrganisationUnited Social Club
Brief descriptionRecalls memories of Jamaica, growing up in Portland and extended family
life. Talks about her parents coming to England as immigrants, their first
impressions of England and the cold weather. Talks about racism at school.
Recounts memories of her mother and her hard work. Describes working in a
dress factory, her attempts to go into nursing and moving to Northampton.
Talks about her family life, work, religion and visiting Jamaica with the
family. Recalls her battle with ill-health, her identity as a Jamaican
living in England and the Black contribution to Northampton.
SubjectChildhood; Family; Employment; Cultural influences; Health and welfare
Event date20030205
Periods Covered1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s
Associated PlaceJamaica, Caribbean; London, Britain; Northampton, Northamptonshire
LanguageEnglish
Ethnic OriginBlack Caribbean Jamaican
GenderFemale
ReligionMethodist
Location of resourceNorthamptonshire Black History Project
FormatDigital recording
CreatorNorthamptonshire Black History Project
Creation date05/02/2003
Contributor personDrake, Julia
Contributor organisationNorthamptonshire Black History Project
CopyrightNorthamptonshire Black History Project
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