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Researching African-Caribbean presence in Tower Hamlets

London’s East End has been home to people of African and Caribbean origin since at least the 16th century. Their presence reflects Britain’s imperial past, maritime history and the slave trade.

Click on our guide to explore material on African and Caribbean presence in Tower Hamlets.

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Explore entries in Switching the Lens: Black and Asian presence in parish registers. This dataset includes entries from 16th century onward from across London. The project includes Tower Hamlets Church of England parish registers at London Metropolitan Archives.

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