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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

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Vietnamese Immigrants

Vietnamese immigrants pictured outside their new home in Dalilea Drive, Easterhouse, in the February 1982 issue of Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin. Also in the photograph are community worker Hugh McNicol and local councillor William Milligan.

In 1981 many Vietnamese "boat people" were rescued from the South China Sea, having fled Vietnam in a variety of small boats, many of them unseaworthy. A number of families were allocated council houses in the Easterhouse area. They expressed appreciation for the help they received in acquiring basic household furniture and other essentials from churches, the Salvation Army and local residents. Their only publicly stated reservation about life in Glasgow concerned the cold weather.

Reference: Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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