Rose Cam

Born: Not given

Natal, South Africa

Date of interview: 20th July 2006

Map showing where Rose Cam came from

You were saying about your parents was in business. What sort of business?

Oh, my dear, they've had so many businesses. My dad was a tailor by day and then he was also a motor mechanic but working at night as a night watchman as well with other people. And they had other jobs as well. But also my mum was a, she was a seamstress. She used to make dresses for people and they had a smallholding and they had two taxis and a bus so they gave a lot of employment. We had people looking after us, but my mum would not allow us to call them nannies. They were just my sister or my grandmother. And she didn't call them servants. They were just the people she knew at parts of the family, part of extended family and she, so it's nice to look back now, yeah, I wonder if my mum didn't die if I would've come to England actually. It's just amazing how one incident could change your life. I don't think I would've come to England.