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Suez Canal

1869 Suez Canal opens (101 miles long). It prompts a new wave of Muslim immigrants into Britain, sailors from Yemen and Somalia. Communities in Cardiff, Liverpool, Southshields, Glasgow and London …

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Curry in London

The first appearance of curry on a menu was at the Norris Street Coffee House, Haymarket, London in 1773. By 1784 curry and rice had become house specialities in some …

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Muslim Community in London

In 1641 an anonymous author writes of A’ discovery of 29 different sect’ in London. The author includes ‘Mahomatens’, Muslims. “Discovery of 29. sects here in London, all of which, …

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