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Father and Son, 1962

© George Alagiah

George Alagiah’s parents, Donald Alagiah, a civil engineer and Therese, were Sri Lankan Tamil. They left in November 1961 when the future for Tamils there seemed bleak and moved to Ghana. In 1967 George started his secondary education in Portsmouth after which he read politics at Durham University. He is a renowned British newsreader, journalist and television news presenter.

Dressed for the occasion on the Alagiah family’s first visit to England in August 1962. It may have been summer but my parents made sure I was wearing my first blazer.