Further Resources

Further Resources


The following teaching and learning resources were created by members of the 'Beyond Banglatown' project team and may be useful to teachers: 

Bangla Stories website - this resource, based on life history interviews, explores the history and experience of migration from the Bengal delta region in the period after Indian Independence in 1947.

Our Migration Story website - this resource, led by primary sources and co-written with 80 historians, archives and museums, presents the often untold stories of the generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles from AD43 to the present day. 


The following web resources may also be useful for schools and teachers: 

Bengalis in London’s East End  - this richly illustrated booklet, written by A Ullah and J Eversley and published by The Swadhinata Trust, traces the Bengali presence in East London over 400 years. 

Exploring Banglatown and the Bengali East End - a guided 'Culture Walk' through the streets of the Bengali East End produced by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. 

Layers of London - a map-based history website featuring a collection of digitised historic maps, photos and crowd-sources histories of London.

Memory Map of the Jewish East End - a digital resource which explores former sites of Jewish memory in East London.

Spitalfields Life - a daily blog by The Gentle Author filled with stories about the life, culture and history of Spitalfields.

The Swadhinata Trust - this organisation works to promote Bengali history and heritage. The 'Publications' and 'Resources' section of their website feature useful links to further reading.

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives - this website features resources for the study of the changing local landscape and lived experiences of individuals and communities in Tower Hamlets.

Urban Environments: Patterns of Migration - Spitalfields Resource Pack (OCR Exam Board, 2019) -  this resource provides materials to enable teachers to plan and deliver a ten-hour course on Spitalfields migration history.