Black Merchant Seamen from Tiger Bay

Merchant seamen from Africa and the Caribbean served on merchant ships from Cardiff during the First World War, and as uch as one-third of the labour force on British merchant ships was non-white. It has been estimated that a thousand black seamen sailing from Cardiff alone were killed at sea. Many who survived the war settled and married in the Butetown area of Cardiff, boosting the black population of the area from around 700 to about 3,000 by the end of the war.

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John Davis Freeman, Cardiff

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John Freeman, Cardiff

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Beryl Makkers, Cardiff

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The marriage of Mr and Mrs Murrell, St Mary’s...

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