Carlton Green

A journey from Jamaica to Gloucester

By Ollie Taylor

In this interview, Carlton recalls his long journey from Jamaica to Gloucester and settling in Barton in the 1960s.

He remembers what accomodation and sharing it with other Jamaicans was like, as well as what life was like at the time and the changes he has seen in Barton since.

In the final clips, Carlton reflects on the reasons for his decision to settle in Barton and how his son's experience of growing up in the area compares with his experience of settling in it from abroad.

Image accompanying MP3 audio clip: Carlton Green 1 ( KB)

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Carlton remembers the very long journey from Jamaica to Gloucester and arriving at 3 a.m. in the morning

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Carlton remembers his early accomodation in Gloucester

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Changes to Barton Street's population and shops since moving to it

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Memories of the railways of Gloucester, Barton Gates, and California Crossing, and the signalman at the bottom of Park End Road who used to stop the traffic at the crossing with a red flag

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The decision to stay in Gloucester and settle in Barton

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Carlton compares his own experience of moving to Barton from Jamaica with his son's experience of growing up in the area

This page was added by Ollie Taylor on 04/12/2011.