Ms Galy Leung 梁嘉莉女士

Information

Date 30 October 2012 Interviewed by Jingxiang Shi
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Jingxiang Shi
Venue East London Chinese Community Centre Translated by Peter Nix

Galy Leung is from Hong Kong. She came to England to study when she was 19, and stayed with a relative's family in Forest Gate in East London. She helped out with the family's laundry shop in her spare time. She was told that her relative was once a sailor, and that after coming to England he started his own laundry shop. After 3 years, she found a job in a garment factory and became a seamstress, sewing clothing templates. Later, she started her own take-out restaurant. Galy Leung is now retired, and is very active in the Chinese community centres, taking part in all kinds of cultural and social activities.

(Profile translated by: Peter Nix)