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Emma Love

Emma Love ―

Small island girl. Big work ethic. Grandma’s story fills me with ambition.

GRANDDAUGHTER OF IONIE

Ionie Peters was born in Antigua in 1929

Arrived in the UK in 1961

She was an assiduous worker

For 40 years

She worked at the factory

And as a hospital cleaner

And you could count the sick days she had

On one hand

She had little education

Couldn’t read or write well

But learnt over the years

And raised four children

She loved to be crafty

And made patchwork quilts

For all her grandchildren

One of whom is called Emma

She carries on the family culture

Sowed in creativity

And works as a freelance producer

As well as collecting mag covers

With POC cover stars

MAKING BRITAIN GREAT SINCE… 1929