Friday, January 10, 2014

1940 London Irish Discrimination

Edward Hickey an Irishman living in Acton, West London in 1940 wrote to the Daily Worker 2 March 1940 in obvious anger at the way he (and many other Irishmen and women)  were being treated.

"I am an Irishman resident for a number of years in this citadel of democracy.

I have been sacked from my job, refused dole and told, when I went to interview the manager of the Acton Labour Exchange, that no Irishman could get a job as a temporary railway porter. What a lot of hypocrites we have ruling us here."


Colony of Irish at Hanwell

In 1937 the local Uxbridge paper was complaining that Hanwell was becoming a "Colony of Irish" and becoming a nuisance, like Greenford was 

27 March 1937