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13-Jul-2014 06:03

He refused to come when we married in a register office in 1965, when I was 19.

He thought Shafique wouldn’t stick by me, but once we’d been married a few years and he saw how my husband looked after me, he admitted he had been wrong and Shafique became his favourite son-in-law.

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It was the mid Nineties, not long after Stephen Lawrence had been murdered in South London, and a time when tensions were high between the black community and the police.

When he told me what happened I was incredibly shocked.

He said he got the impression that if he made any unexpected move they would have shot him.

JAN SAYS: Tony and I got together after I went to one of his fitness classes.

They have six grown-up children, three boys and three girls, and nine grandchildren. PAMELA SAYS: It was Shafique’s amazing mop of jet-black hair that first attracted me to him.

I was 14, and I can still remember seeing him in the kitchen of the local Wimpy restaurant where he was the chef.

No one would speak to us, we couldn’t find anywhere to live because no one would rent to a black man, and we had no money.

Now it’s very hard to comprehend the prejudice we encountered, but you have to remember that there were hardly any black people in Britain in the Forties.

JAN SAYS: Tony and I got together after I went to one of his fitness classes.

They have six grown-up children, three boys and three girls, and nine grandchildren. PAMELA SAYS: It was Shafique’s amazing mop of jet-black hair that first attracted me to him.

I was 14, and I can still remember seeing him in the kitchen of the local Wimpy restaurant where he was the chef.

No one would speak to us, we couldn’t find anywhere to live because no one would rent to a black man, and we had no money.

Now it’s very hard to comprehend the prejudice we encountered, but you have to remember that there were hardly any black people in Britain in the Forties.

I met Jake when he came over during the war from Trinidad, as part of the American forces stationed at the Burtonwood base near my home in Lancashire. I was having typing and shorthand lessons and he’d been sent there for training by the Air Force.