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Photo story: Ancestors

25 November 2022

Mark Nam/British Library

Registration certificates issued to the grandparents of the Revd Mark Nam, Assistant Curate of St Anne’s, Oldland Common, and United Church, Longwell Green, have been included in a new exhibition at the British Library, “Chinese and British” (until 23 April). Chin Nam was listed as a laundryman, working in Birkenhead, having arrived in the UK in 1918. Can Kin Tai arrived in 1935, and her occupation was listed as “household duties”

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