Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4510
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LING, S (fl 1953-2008)
Date(s): 2007 Nov 19
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Ling | S | fl 1953-2008 | restaurant owner
Mrs Ling was originally from Guangzhou City, China. In 1953, after attending school in Guangzhou, Mrs Ling left China to travel to the UK in order to join her husband who had arrived a few years earlier. She moved in with her in-laws, who owned a small laundrette in Birkenhead, near Liverpool.
In 1954, the Lings closed down the laundrette, opening a small restaurant instead. The restaurant traded for about 5-6 years.
Mrs Ling now lives in Kent.
Scope and content/abstract:
Transcript of oral history recording Our Laundrette in Birkenhead, describing Mrs Ling's early working life in her father-in-law's laundrette.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: Chinese and English.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
This collection was acquired in 2008 as part of the 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.
The following Chinese community collections were acquired as part of 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by Chinese National Healthy Living Centre: LMA/4497-4515, 4518, 4520
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.