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Maxine Daniels

With thanks to Graeme Culham.

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Maxine Daniels (real name Gladys Lynch) was born on November the 2nd 1930 in the area around Stepney's Victoria Docks, where pioneering settlers from Africa and the Caribbean flourished against the odds in the years around the first world war. Struggling against the general curse of unemployment and, in their case, the restricted opportunities open to non-whites, these men put down roots and established families with the help of the women - most, but not all of them, white - who supported and sustained them.

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