An Indian 'lascar' seaman at King George V Dock: 1959
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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An Indian 'lascar' seaman at King George V Dock. Sailors from India had been coming to Britain since the East India Company first recruited them in the 18th century. A community of Indian seamen grew up in the Docklands areas of Stepney, Poplar, Canning Town, and near the West and East India Docks.
1959 AD - 1959 AD