Spectrum for 10 August 2014

From Spectrum, 12:05 pm on 10 August 2014

Eleven year-old Jo Hamid and her family of seven emigrated from England to New Zealand in 1950. The boat passage cost 10 pounds and children travelled free. During the immediate post war years, this assisted emigration scheme encouraged about one million to leave war-weary UK in search of better conditions in New Zealand and Australia. The 'Ten Pound Poms' as they were often known, escaped the rationing and recession of post war Britain but, as Jo Hamid tells Jack Perkins, their new life wasn't without hardship and challenge.