Somali-Jewish couple in Wales (1920's)

Book: Endangered Tiger
Author: Neil Sinclair


Photos courtesy of Neil Sinclair








Photo courtesy of Bert Hardy:




Excerpts from the book:



Synopsis:
Approximately one square mile in size, Tiger Bay and the Docks comprises of a rich, diverse, multi-ethnic community that lacks many of the problems often associated with melting-pots such as this that exist around the world. Built on the wealth of slavery, iron, and coal, the workers and families in this area have brought great prosperity to Cardiff. So, why is there a concerted effort to wipe this urban village off the map and out of the memory of the people of Wales? Why does the media continue to delight in maligning and mis-representing this area and the people who live there? Where are the resources to sustain a community with a proud heritage of tolerance, industry, and humanity? Combining personal and family memories, interviews, and historical research, Neil M. C. Sinclair delves behind the headlines and offers a view of Cardiff's history not taught in schools. The image of the much-maligned Tiger Bay community is now about to receive a well-deserved and long overdue makeover. With major drama and musical stage productions concerning the fascinating history of Tiger Bay in the offing, it seems a renaissance of Cardiff's maritime history is about to take place. Indeed, by strategically placing commemorative and historically relevant Blue Plaques throughout the seafront community, the Wales Millennium Centre encourages one and all to celebrate the unique and exciting history our community once and still continues to represent. As part of that celebration, Afro-Celtic author Neil M. C. Sinclair now presents a new combined edition of the original version of The Tiger Bay Story with that of Endangered Tiger - A Community Under Threat, and moreover with the kind permission of Grangetown resident Lily Harris, local author and poet Arthur Duarte, and the recollections of Muriel Edwards, he adds to this new edition many other interesting tidbits of a life and times people of the old Tiger Bay and Docks community still remember and cherish. As the sequel to The Tiger Bay Story, Endangered Tiger was the author's attempt at documenting the social decline that began with the 1960s demolition of Tiger Bay that resulted in the dispersal of many of the community's multi-generational residents. It is now his fervent wish that these combined volumes will give to the people who lived in the dockland a sense of pride and to those who did not an understanding of one of Cardiff's most misunderstood communities. Updated with new and exciting material, in concert with a plethora of nostalgic photographs this edition is sure to rekindle treasured memories of a time long gone past.


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VixR

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Well, that’s a very sad story.

I’m not taken by surprise. SL had seamen who settled in England and Wales very early (We have relatives in Wales).

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Sarah Slapper Hersi :gucciwhat:

I always found it peculiar the British let their colonial population move to the UK and complain about the loss of authentic British culture.

The Italians and French were the opposite, they moved their natives to Somalia and Djibouti. They only allowed Somalis to go to their countries with a study permit.
 

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Sarah Slapper Hersi :gucciwhat:

I always found it peculiar the British let their colonial population move to the UK and complain about the loss of authentic British culture.

The Italians and French were the opposite, they moved their natives to move to Somalia and Djibouti. They only allowed Somalis to go to their countries with a study permit.
Intercontinental travel was expensive before the 1950s and the numbers coming from the nonwhite Commonwealth to the UK were very low.

When it became cheaper and more and more came, they shut it down as expected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Immigrants_Act_1962
 
Intercontinental travel was expensive before the 1950s and the numbers coming from the nonwhite Commonwealth to the UK were very low.

When it became cheaper and more and more came, they shut it down as expected.
The British needed workers, especially after the disasters of the 1st World War and the lack of an efficient workforce. But being a seaman was the equivalent of a binman, the pay was low and the conditions were bad. That's why many migrated back :icon lol::icon lol:

The Italians and the French had a smaller economy, they didn't need workers.
 

Apollo

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The British needed workers, especially after the disasters of the 1st World War and the lack of an efficient workforce. But being a seaman was the equivalent of a binman, the pay was low and the conditions were bad. That's why many migrated back :icon lol::icon lol:

The Italians and the French had a smaller economy, they didn't need workers.
I think that the vast majority of nonwhite immigrants in Western Europe descend from post-1970s migrations.

The pre-1970s nonwhite population was very small, even in the UK and France. It really started kicking off later on in the 20th century.
 
I think that the vast majority of nonwhite immigrants in Western Europe descend from post-1970s migrations.

The pre-1970s nonwhite population was very small, even in the UK and France. It really started kicking off later on in the 20th century.
Stop looking at the movements of populations through the lens of Somalis only. Most foreigners came to the UK in big waves throughout the 20th century depending on circumstances. The Windrush after the 2nd World War resulted in the British Nationality Act of 1948 where many Afro Carribean and Indian migrants became British, the civil war in Pakistan & Bangladesh in the late 60s saw more Timajilics move too.

The Eastern Europeans and Somalis (except reer Waqooyi) were the last foreigners to arrive.
 

Apollo

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Stop looking at the movements of populations through the lens of Somalis only. Most foreigners came to the UK in big waves throughout the 20th century depending on circumstances. The Windrush after the 2nd World War resulted in the British Nationality Act of 1948 where many Afro Carribean and Indian migrants became British, the civil war in Pakistan & Bangladesh in the late 60s saw more Timajilics move too.

The Eastern Europeans and Somalis (except reer Waqooyi) were the last foreigners to arrive.
Good web page on what we are discussing right now:

https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/48

 

Basra

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Omar Muse does not look Somali himself. Was he half cast????
 

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