Jasim Uddin, born 1970 in Sylhet Bangladesh, tells the story of his father who came to St Albans in the 1960s and the jobs he had. Later he owned the first Indian restaurant in Hertfordshire, the Koh-I-Noor in George Street. Jasim and his mother, brothers and sister joined his father in 1979. They moved to Wilshere Avenue and Jasim relates some amusing tales of how he coped with his new life – he had never seen a television before and he spoke very little English. He has fond tales of going to Mandeville school but he hated going to Marlborough as he and his family were victims of racism.
Interview date:20 August 2013. Interviewer: Sandy Norman