Welcome to Generation 1.0
An oral history archive that seeks to explore the experiences of a first generation of Muslims who migrated to Britain and made it their new home.
Young men, and later young women, who undertook brave journeys in dramatically changing times. Far away from the homes, social ties, culture and weather they had spent their childhood in, these young adults were trailblazers in their own very significant way. They were the first generation of migrants that came to post war Britain from the late 1950s onwards. And many of them were Muslims. This educational resource is dedicated to their stories, in their own words.
Through video interviews, photographs and artefacts, the very persons who were there share their memories and insights, with some laughter and some tears along the way. The migrants who came from across the Indian Subcontinent and other regions to settle in different parts of the UK.
They speak of the warmth they found and the challenges they faced, back then. Of the place they stayed and the work they did; of being a stranger and making a home, back then. And of the journey British civic life took them on, through to the present day.