The Way We Were

Exhibition by Second Generation

Online and in person at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster until 12 November Monday – Friday 2pm – 5pm

Doncaster based group, Second Generation, are pleased to announce their second Black History exhibition. Using images, audio and text, The Way We Were tells the story of Doncaster’s Afro Caribbean second generation. Hear the youth of the 1970s and 1980s tell of their experiences growing up in Doncaster. Touch or click the images below to expand them and discover their stories. You can also find out more by watching our virtual tour.

Listen below to find out more about people’s experiences in Doncaster

Jo describes her career in the NHS.

Winston describes dance practice, setting up Night Crew and Christmases in Doncaster.

Stanford shares his memories of playing football, going out and life at home.

Patrick shares his memories of school days, early experiences of racism and playing on Town Fields in all weathers.

Mick talks about cricket, building a little Jamaica, his father and growing up in a multi-racial family.

Joyce and Pauline
Joyce and Pauline share their memories of childhood in Jamaica, arriving in the UK, history lessons and lettuce sandwiches!

Bev reminisces on growing up with strict Caribbean parents, her school days and nights at the Nag’s Head.

Jenny remembers the 80s social scene in Doncaster, setting up her own business and experiences of racism growing up in Doncaster.

Dave and Desi
Dave and Desi share their memories of arrivals from Jamaica, night clubbing in 1980s Doncaster, experiences of racism and finding work.

Liz remembers a comment made during her career.