The stories featured on this page have been collected as part of the 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. Each person’s story and experiences shared will be developed over time.