'Strange voices in the street', 1960

Although immigration had been encouraged because of the postwar labour shortage, many of those who arrived in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s encountered resentment from local people in the areas where they lived and worked. This article from the Daily Herald gives a glimpse of the controversy regarding Italian workers that erupted in Bedford in 1960.
Catalogue reference: LAB 8/2201

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