This week I am taking you on a journey to France. But not on a soft seat of the Eurostar train but rather on a rough bench of a 19th century boat that used to take curious travellers across the Channel. One man crossed the Channel more than 20 times in these rough conditions and recorded his experience with a journalistic precision leaving incredible travel records and notes on the French life.
Manish Gajjar, a record shop owner in Hastings: It was really weird. Britain is moving too fast and has lost its sense of Britishness. Respect for teachers has also been lost. My parents had come over from Jamaica in the s.
Growing up was tough.
David Sinclair-Benstead, 67, retired hospital chef I was born in Scotland, but have lived most of my life in England. For me, Britishness means the royal family and tradition. The jubilee is a big moment. She is only a figurehead, but she still, theoretically, has the power to veto any Acts of Parliament and is our defence against anyone who wants to wield excessive power.
Britishness also means quirky things such as morris dancing and cheese rolling. Stupid things like that are essentially British, and I hope we never lose them. My father worked for a bank and brought his family here.
I remember how cold it was when we first came. I had never seen snow before. To me, Britishness means you have to obey the law and be polite to people.
Britishness means a lot to me. I respect other people, and expect that respect back. Annie Kaucher, 75, pensioner I feel English rather than British. I was born and bred in Stratford and have lived here all my life, but the East End and the England I knew have gone. The lovely people and the lovely way of life are all lost now.
No one looks after elderly people now, especially in the hospitals. I feel sorry for the older generation who made England England. I consider myself British rather than English.
Scotland, England and Wales need to stick together. Britishness means living under a democracy and having the freedom to do what you want with your life. The Queen may not embody Britishness, but parliament does.Goldsmiths, University of London is in South East London.
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Published: Mon, 5 Dec The Latin name ” Britannia” was found around BC in the travel diaries of the ancient Greek Pytheas, and was used to refer to the name of some numerous islands in the North Atlantic, while the inhabitants of those places were called “Priteni or Pretani”.
Stratford, East London. Nadia Hussain, 32, biomedical scientist.
How is Britishness represented in East is East, this is England and Enoch Powell’s rivers of blood speech? In its most simple form; Britishness is simply living within the nation of Britain, with a British passport and obeying and abiding to the laws and rules of the land. ed.”20 This essay intended to asses the perception of Britishness as being formulated and imposed by the political elites on the society. the necessity for maintaining very inclusive character of Britishness was emphasised. Now a major directed by Ritesh Batra, starring Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent, and Edward HolcroftA novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning achievement in Julian Barnes's oeuvre.
My parents came here from Pakistan in I was born in Forest Gate, east London, in , and have four brothers and sisters.