Post-war opportunities in the English employment market saw a steady stream of people cross the Irish Sea. The community then began to organise and provide essential welfare services to support the most vulnerable.
Salvation Army first established in Luton in 1880s. From leading various campaigns against drink-related crimes, to sustaining the local population during the two World Wars, the organisation kept growing, being able to facilitate their service to the community.
The Jewish community in Luton knew significant transformation during the years. Counting five families in the early 1900s, increased to more than two hundred members in the 50s, for reducing again by the end of the century.Many thanks to Chris Grabham for the provision of high-resolution images.
Mr BP Shah came to this country with just £20.00 in his pocket yet built a thriving accountancy business and is making a significant impact upon the town. The article offers memories on the formative years of the Asian community in Bury Park.
Peter Adams is a senior member from St Marys Church, Luton's only Grade 1 listed building. In this article he tells the story of one of the most ancient and treasured features of the church - its 14th century baptistery.
With a history of 150 years, St Matthew Church's ongoing renovation brings to life the heritage of a construction raised through a rich variety of resources.