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The Pelabon Munitions works and the Belgian village on the Thames: Community and forgetfulness in outer-metropolitan suburbs

Declercq, C; Baker, H; (2016) The Pelabon Munitions works and the Belgian village on the Thames: Community and forgetfulness in outer-metropolitan suburbs. Immigrants & Minorities , 34 (2) pp. 151-170. 10.1080/02619288.2016.1174585. Green open access

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Abstract

West of London in Richmond and Twickenham, 6000 Belgian refugees developed a flourishing social life, drawn in the context of the national ‘shell crisis’ by employment opportunities at the Pelabon Munitions Works. This article asks why Belgian community life was richer here than almost anywhere else, and explores the significance of refugees’ social interaction for their class and other group identities. Finally, the article seeks to explain why this vast community became completely forgotten locally.

Type: Article
Title: The Pelabon Munitions works and the Belgian village on the Thames: Community and forgetfulness in outer-metropolitan suburbs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/02619288.2016.1174585
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1080/02619288.2016.1174585
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Immigrants & Minorities on 19 May 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02619288.2016.1174585
Keywords: Exile studies, refugee studies, local history, identity in exile, cross-cultural wartime exchanges, diaspora and transnationalism, forced migration studies
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS > Translation Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1501459
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