<b>Visitors to London from Sierra Leone, West Africa, 1957. Photographer: Henry Grant</b> <p>From 1948 people living in Commonwealth countries, such as Sierra Leone, had the right of entry and settlement in Britain where there was a labour shortage.</p>

Historic Photographs of London & Wandsworth

An exhibition of historic photographs of London will open at the Wandsworth Museum next month. Bringing together images from the museum’s own archive and the Museum of London’s, it will provide portraits of the British capital dating back to 1839.

Among the glimpses of history on offer will be poverty in Bethnal Green in 1910, a Suffragette stand in 1909, Victorian railway workers circa 1866, and a view of Trafalgar square from 1857 taken by Roger Fenton - the most popular and influential British photographer of the 1850s.

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Portrait of London: Historic Photographs of London & Wandsworth, 8 March to 12 August 2012, www.wandsworthmuseum.co.uk