East London Contributors

The stories featured on this page are of children who have migrated to East London (Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham) from 1930 to the present day. They have come with or to join family members or on their own. They have been collected as part of Eithne Nightingale’s Collaborative Doctoral Award research between Queen Mary University of London and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

For other stories about child migration, from anywhere or to anywhere in the world, go to the special section of our blog – Worldwide Stories. You can submit your own here.

What age did children come to East London, from where, when, with whom and why? What are their memories or their first impressions? Find out more by clicking one of the portraits taken either as a child or as an adult. To read excerpts from some of their interviews kick Spotlight Stories.