TREDWORTH BLACK HISTORY MAP PROJECT
Mrs. Dolores Rhoule
Mrs. Rhoule joked that she was so old she must have forgotten her name!
She came to live in England in 1990, when she was met by her daughter. She hasn't been back to Jamaica since she left.
What are your pleasant memories?
"If times are good we remember, but all those days are past gone - can't remember them."
Why did you come to England?
Why did me come? Well, I grow up the children, and after them grow up, everyone leave. Some came to Canada, some to England, and just leave me alone in the home. None wasn't with me in the house.
What do you remember about school in Jamaica?
I learned to sign my name in school but I'm not a good reader.
What did your parents do for a living?
Cultivation. They plant yam, banana, cocoa, potato - everything! And then you get food to eat and sell.
Do you have any bad memories?
No bad memories. Everything is as I like.
What songs did you sing when you were young?
All Christian songs I sing. Not no other song.
How did you feel when you first came to England?
How me did feel? Just feel alright - only look different and cold and all those things. Because we never know this coldness in Jamaica. No.
You can see a video extract from Mrs Rhoule's interview here