I was just looking at Vintage Festival stuff – it was set up by Wayne Hemingway (him of Red or Dead shoes and lots of other design classics). I noticed this great little link to Lord Kitchener.
Clearly it isn’t just us at historyresourcecupboard who think that Kitchener firmly had his tongue in his cheek when he wrote and recorded, ‘London is the Place for Me’. But this makes for a classic starting point for an enquiry on the experiences of Black Afro-Caribbean immigrants to Britain in the late 1940s-1960s. You can use the youtube clip shown here in the outstanding lesson available on the lesson section. You could then follow it up by looking at the consequences of the 1981 riots on Black Britains.