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Programme on Yemeni history in Britain held

04 May 2014

A slideshow, talk and film under the title: 'The Yemenis: The Story of Britain's First Muslims' was delivered by Dr Mohammed Siddique Seddon, University of Chester on the evening of Friday 28 February 2014 at the Centre.

The programme was based around the latest publication by Dr Seddon entitled 'The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012' which was launched at the event.

During his presentation, Dr Seddon took the large audience in attendance on the journey of writing his book, with the help of slides of pictures and images. He then showed a documentary film entitled 'The Boarding House' by Peter Fryer which narrates the history of Yemenis in South Shields. The event concluded with a lively question and answer session.

More photos from the event available in Gallery - Resources tab.