Leo Jones

Born: 16th November 1933

St David's, Barbados

Date of interview: 5th June 2006

Map showing where Leo Jones came from

And what was your impression when you arrived in Reading?

When I first looked in and ... When we was coming into England I see all those houses with the chimneys and the smoke coming out and here. I was saying to myself 'Wait, they've got a very lot of factories in England' ... And they was houses. My mate took me the Monday over here to get registered and then I went to the Ideal Casement. 'cos all the majority of the black fellas that was working up here before me, they was more or less working at Ideal Casement Windows.