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Book update: An Austin, Two Singhs and The Road

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Inder and Gurcharan Chhatwal, like many other Asians before them,  toiled with the thought of leaving their homeland to come to England in search of work. Post the Commonwealth Immigrants Act in 1962,  this meant obtaining a government-based work voucher; some were successful, others not so lucky. But this story wouldn’t have existed if the brothers weren’t successful in obtaining their voucher.

Enjoy the snippet on this post, the authentic work voucher obtained by Inder Singh Chhatwal in 1963.

Voucher Front

In the coming weeks I will be visiting the multi-cultural town of Slough to better understand what life was like during Inder and Gurcharan’s time, also hoping to visit the houses where they were renting when they first arrived.

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