A group of Jamaican immigrants new to London scrutinise a map of the Underground. (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images). 1948

Children in China Town in the East End of London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1911

A portrait of an Asian immigrant huddled under a blanket, after her arrival at London airport. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). 1968

An immigrant reading a sign on a boarding house door which reads “Rooms to Let – No Coloured Men”. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). 5th September 1958

A black man walking past graffiti stating “Powell For PM” (prime minister), referring to British Conservative politician Enoch Powell who caused controversy with his outspoken attitude to black immigration and racial integration culminating in his infamous “Rivers of Blood” speech. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1st May 1968

West Indian immigrants arrive at Victoria Station, London, after their journey from Southampton Docks. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Getty Images). 1956

An ethnic mix of Arab, Somali, West African, West Indian and Greek families make up the population of the dockland area of Cardiff, known as Bute Town or Tiger Bay. The community is marked off from the rest of the city by social barriers, prejudice and the Great Western Railway Bridge. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 22nd April 1950

A demonstrator shouts a protest during a march down Whitehall. They are on their way to Downing street to protest against new immigration legislation. (Photo by Jim Gray/Keystone/Getty Images). 25th February 1968

Immigrants registering at a church in Golders Greens, London. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 4th September 1939

Charles Stimson (foreground) and Charles Baker writing home to Kingston, Jamaica from a converted air-raid shelter on Clapham Common. It is being used as temporary reception centre for immigrants arriving in London to help out with the labour shortage. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images). 1st July 1948

Jamaican men in Britain to look for work, line up in a canteen marquee to get a meal. For two shillings and sixpence a week they get food and a bed in a Clapham shelter, London. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images). June 1948

Leslie Walker who is to marry Carmen Bryan, who was recently saved from deportation. (Photo by Michael Stroud/Express/Getty Images). 30th July 1962

An immigrant employee from Pakistan at work in a spinning mill in Bradford, West Yorkshire, the worsted-manufacturing and wool-trade centre of England. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). Circa 1950

A Canton restaurant in the Chinatown area of London's Docklands, advertising English and Chinese cuisine. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images). 5th August 1955

The first of 2,500 Hungarian refugees offered settlement in Britain arrive in Hampshire at Blackbushe airport. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 17th November 1956

A man walking in a street in London. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 2nd July 1949

A view of West Indian immigrants standing outside the “Hands Off Mangrove” restaurant in London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 10th August 1970

The end of a journey from India. One of the thirty seven Indians detained on board a boat at Dover is allowed to enter Britain. Here he sits at Victoria Station. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 21st November 1959

An Italian immigrant working in the Bedfordshire brickfields. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 24th September 1955

Bessie Braddock, Labour MP for Liverpool, reading an article in the Barbados Advocate newspaper about the prospect of good jobs in London Transport available for Barbadians. The Government of Barbados is appealing for recruits for Britain and the LTE. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 23rd June 1962

The ex-troopship “Empire Windrush” arriving at Tilbury Docks from Jamaica, with 482 Jamaicans on board, emigrating to Britain. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 22nd June 1948

Francis Quadras holds up his British passport on arrival at Luton Airport from Kenya. He is one of the hundreds of Kenyan Asians to arrive in Britain just before the passing of the British Government's Emergency Bill. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 28th February 1968

A large group of Jewish immigrants sitting down to dinner in a converted hangar at Atlantic Park, Southampton. The hangar serves as a hostel for immigrants en route to the US from eastern Europe. (Photo by Hawkins/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). March 1924

Two West Indian ladies on the train from Southampton to London Victoria. They arrived with 700 others at Southampton dock, and have come to look for work in London, bringing the monthly average of immigrant arrivals from the West Indies up to 3,000. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images). 27th May 1956

Former tally clerk supervisor at Columbo docks George Barnard boarded an American ship bound for Calcutta in 1952 without a passport. After 4 years of sailing round the world and frequent spells in jail, he landed in Liverpool and was allowed to stay. (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images). 17th December 1956

A group of men sitting around a table in a Chinese hostel in Liverpool. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). May 1942

A young girl reading newspapers from Poland in her new home in Britain. The Polish government is attempting to lure its immigrants back to Poland, but few are likely to return. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 22nd October 1955

A young Polish boy living in Britain learns to speak his mother tongue. The Polish government is attempting to lure its immigrants back to Poland, but few are likely to return. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 22nd October 1955

A trio of Jamaican immigrants walking the streets of Birmingham. (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images). 22nd January 1955

An Asian woman and her young baby, immigrants to Britain, sit in a deserted London airport. (Photo by Roy Jones/Evening Standard/Getty Images). February 1968

A Polish woman clutches her rosary during prayer at the Polish Church of St Bride's, Glasgow. There are over 100,000 Polish immigrants in Britain, of whom at least 22,000 live in Scotland. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 2nd April 1955

Smithfield meat porters march on the Home Office, bearing a petition which calls for an end to all immigration into Britain, 25th August 1972. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A West Indian immigrant to Britain is met by a Salvation Army officer at Southampton, 1956. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Picture Post//Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

West Indian women singing around a piano, 2nd July 1949. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Anti-Polish graffti adorns a wall in an area popular with Polish people on May 15, 2006 in west London, England. Following admittance to the European Union in 2004, it is estimated that more than 350,000 Polish immigrants have come to Great Britain, making it the largest wave of immigration for at least 300 years. Most come in search of work as Poland has nearly 20 per cent unemployment. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Members of the West Indian Standing Conference at the Home Office in Whitehall to protest against the second reading of the proposed Immigration Bill, 8th March 1971. (Photo by Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images)
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