Journal Article: Emily Gilbert: The impact of homeland independence on the Latvian community in Great Britain (Journal of Baltic Studies Volume 33, Issue 3, 2002)

The article examines the effects of homeland independence on Latvians in Great Britain, who were recruited onto European Volunteer Worker Schemes after the Second World War (Balt Cygnet and Westward Ho!), to fill undermanned areas of employment.   The majority stayed in Britain for the rest of their lives.  Although the most tangible effects of independence have been the new opportunities to re-establish physical links … Continue reading Journal Article: Emily Gilbert: The impact of homeland independence on the Latvian community in Great Britain (Journal of Baltic Studies Volume 33, Issue 3, 2002)

Methods and Approaches (excerpt from the book)

London Latvian Centre GAINING PARTICIPANTS FOR THE STUDY Approximately 30 Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians were interviewed for this project[i].  Most of the interviewees resided in Northern regions of England, primarily Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.  Although most of the respondents lived in areas of high Baltic settlement, for example, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Nottingham, about half a dozen were chosen from areas of negligible or … Continue reading Methods and Approaches (excerpt from the book)