Migration tales told at Hackney Museum in 100 Years 100 Stories

A photo of a Muslim wedding, part of 100 Years 100 Stories. Kajal Nisha Patel

A photo of a Muslim wedding, part of 100 Years 100 Stories. Kajal Nisha Patel - Credit: Archant

Tales of hardship and achievement will be told through a new exhibition about migration in and out of Britain over the last 100 years.

Raymond Scalionne and Razzi Tuffano in Hatton Garden, London in the late 1940s, an area known as Lit

Raymond Scalionne and Razzi Tuffano in Hatton Garden, London in the late 1940s, an area known as Little Italy. Photograph: Colin O'Brien - Credit: Archant

From adventurers and travellers to people in search of work or education, as well as refugees escaping from war, poverty or oppression in their own countries, the 100 images on display at Hackney Museum in 100 Years 100 Stories reflect them all.

Although Britain has not always welcomed newcomers, it has for the most part offered refuge and opportunity, and the rich diversity of communities which now exist here have brought new cultures, languages and food as well as new skills and knowledge.

The exhibition is being held in collaboration with the Migration Museum Project, which hopes to one day create a permanent Migration Museum.

It runs from June 11 to August 31 at Hackney Museum in Reading Lane.

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