Leicester Cathedral commemorated the 40th anniversary of Asians being expelled from Uganda during Idi Amin’s regime.
Saturday’s thanksgiving service was led by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, with Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles special guest of honour.
People came together to celebrate friendships made in the early years of the immigration, and the achievements of the Diaspora in Britain.
Since their arrival in Britain, the 28,500 people forced to leave Uganda, have contributed to business, the professions, politics, arts and science. Seven thousand of these incomers settled in Leicester, bringing with them a respect for hard work and education; and stimulating employment in the city.