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Archive: The Pakistani experience in 1975

The 1950s saw British governments continue to encourage migration to the UK from former colonies of the Empire to fill the UK's manpower shortage. It was during this period that Pakistani immigration to the UK began in earnest.

Often, the male head of the family would arrive in the UK to find employment and a home, with the wife and children following.

In February 1975 Panorama filmed with a newly arrived wife and her children as they embarked upon a new life in Bradford.


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