Grace Browne

Born: 31st October 1932

St.Thomas, Barbados

Date of interview: 11th July 2006

Map showing where Grace Browne came from

When you came to Britain, how did you find the food?

It was very hard with the food. The meat was alright because in those days Union Street had lots of butchers. Them only have one there now, but some three or four was there and there were lots of different butchers around, so the meat was alright. But different things that we get from our country like sweet potato, yam and pumpkin and those things you didn't used to get them as you would like. It was a place not far from Jacksons, think it was a big butchers shop now, just there past Jackson, they have just in front of the bus stop it was, we used to call it the continental den. We used to go in there and you would get, different little things that was the only place that you could get things, foreign food and it was always packed with people because, from every country, you would get something in that shop, yeah. So that's where you used to get it but otherwise you couldn't get no food around. We use brown rice and it was not brown rice it was only just the, like the pudding rice in those days.