Record Ref27
PersonRicketts, Cheryl
Brief descriptionRecalls childhood in Labre, Trinidad, her parents coming to England in the
1960s and joining them laterwith her sister. Talks about coming directly to
Northampton, attending Wellingborough College and then the Technical
College. Compares the school system in Trinidad and England. Comments on
her church experience and working as a Sunday School teacher before coming
to England. Talks about married life, employment and her involvement in
volunteer groups. Talks about Trinidadian politics, Black Power in the
Caribbean and improvements in race relations in the past few decades.
Recalls the distrust between the Black community and the police, her
identity and Black influences on British culture.
SubjectChildhood; Family; Education; Politics; Cultural influences
Event date20030212
Periods Covered1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s
Associated PlaceTrinidad, Caribbean; Northampton, Northamptonshire
Ethnic OriginBlack Caribbean Trinidadian
Location of resourceNorthamptonshire Record Office
FormatDigital recording
CreatorNorthamptonshire Black History Project
Creation date12/02/2003
Contributor personBowmer, Sylvia; Drake, Julia
Contributor organisationNorthamptonshire Black History Project
CopyrightNorthamptonshire Black History Project
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