Esme Lancaster

This is an oral history interview with Esme Lancaster, recorded in 1992 as part of the Birmingham Black Oral History Project (BBOHP), discussing her life in Jamaica and the UK.

Esme lived in Jamaica until 18th December 1950 when she travelled to England with the aim of improving her education. She worked as a teacher, social worker and supported children and woman through playgroups and fostering. She spent time living in Bristol, Birmingham, and South America, returning to Jamaica on occasion.

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