Wellingborough South Asian Heritage Project

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Wellingborough South Asian Heritage Project

18th July 2021

On the first day of South Asian Heritage Month we are pleased to share with you this collection of short stories, photo-video montages and podcasts from first-generation Asian pioneers who settled in Wellingborough from 1970 onwards. These stories provide a brief glimpse into their history and a backdrop of experiences that shaped their journey to United Kingdom.

The stories interweave their struggles and challenges and how through hard work, determination and sacrifice they were able to make a new life for themselves and their families. Each story demonstrates their individual commitment and contribution to the community of Wellingborough. We are grateful to each participant for giving us their time and commitment, towards the project and a willingness to share their stories.

This project has been led by Human Values in Action Foundation and Asha Deep in partnership with Support Northamptonshire and Made With Many, with support from Arts Council England. All digital artworks have been created by Rooful Ali.

The Stories

Mr Gulab Bharti

Watch or listen to Gulab’s story below and read his story in the e-book.

Sharda Patel

Watch or listen to Sharda’s story below and read her story in the e-book.

Shashi Dholakia

Watch or listen to Shashi’s story below and read his story in the e-book.

Dinesh & Jaymini Kotecha

Watch or listen to Dinesh and Jaymini’s story below and read their story in the e-book.

Cllr Tony Aslam

Watch or listen to Tony’s story below and read his story in the e-book.

Hansa Shah

Watch or listen to Hansa’s story below and read her story in the e-book.

Hiten Patel

Watch or listen to Hiten’s story below and read his story in the e-book.

Punja & Ganga Shah

Watch or listen to Punja and Ganja’s story below and read their story in the e-book.

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