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Transmigrancy, memory and local identities

. To an extent isolated from the rest of the port, few in the town would have had everyday contact with Atlantic Hotel. An exception was Albert Gibbs who was at school with two sons of the owners of the enterprise, the Dolings. His testimony, recorded in the 1980s, provides an evocative portrait of Southampton as a hub for national and international migration. It highlights the ‘otherness’ and confusion caused to a young boy confronting the smells and sights of Atlantic Hotel and its residents. For Gibbs, its impact still resonated three-quarters of a century later

in Anglo-Jewry since 1066