I like my children, my family. Love them more than my life. But I like my country, I don’t forget it. I still want my country; I still want to live there. If my family would come with me, I’d go today. My country’s better than any, all over the world!

project participant

I’m working part-time on a HLF project, documenting the memories and achievements of Yemenis in Eccles. The first settler arrived over 60 years ago, and his successors pioneered an entire community and infrastructure – including a string of arabic cafes, halal butchers, a community association and mosque.