Born In Yemen, Forged In Sheffield

From the mountains of Yemen to the furnaces of SHEFFIELD's steel mill they came in their thousands, clutching a British colonies passport, wearing their only flannel suit and pursuing a dream of earning enough to return home and build a castle of their own.

Now, nearly half a century on, Alan Dein explores the stories of those Yemenis who forged new lives for themselves in the harshest conditions: strangers in steel town.

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From the mountains of Yemen to the furnaces of SHEFFIELD's steel mill they came in their thousands, clutching a British colonies passport, wearing their only flannel suit and pursuing a dream of earning enough to return home and build a castle of their own.

Now, nearly half a century on, Alan Dein explores the stories of those Yemenis who forged new lives for themselves in the harshest conditions: strangers in steel town.

2004042620040729

From the mountains of Yemen to the furnaces of SHEFFIELD's steel mill they came in their thousands, clutching a British colonies passport, wearing their only flannel suit and pursuing a dream of earning enough to return home and build a castle of their own.

Now, nearly half a century on, Alan Dein explores the stories of those Yemenis who forged new lives for themselves in the harshest conditions: strangers in steel town.