"Moving Here" is an online archive of the stories behind why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.
In Yorkshire, Kirklees Museums and Galleries and Rotherham Arts, Museums and Libraries have participated in the project. A selection of communities in Kirklees contributed stories covering; journeys here, adaptation, work opportunities, housing, school, faith, festivals and some of the critical viewpoints surrounding identity from the perspective of different generations. In Rotherham, links with the local Yemeni community that has been resident in the town since the 1950s have been built on, with young women being trained to collect the memories of others. Read tales from Iceland, Poland, Southern Asia and more!