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Learie Constantine

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Learie Constantine

Person  Male  Born 21/9/1901  Died 1/7/1971

Cricketer and politician. Born Learie Nicholas Constantine at Petit Valley, Diego Martin, near Maraval, Trinidad. As a cricketer, he toured England with the West Indies team in the 1920s and was eventually awarded a contract with the Lancashire League club, Nelson. During WW2 he worked for the Ministry of Labour and National Service with responsibility for West Indians employed in English factories. He returned to Trinidad in 1954, becoming a founder member of the People's National Movement. Knighted in 1962 and created the first black peer in 1969. Died in Brondesbury, Hampstead.

Appears in the short Ministry of Information film West Indies Calling. As a welfare officer working for the Ministry of Labour he promotes the wartime work being done by West Indian men and women in Britain.

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Learie Constantine - NW2

Unveiled exactly 109 years after he was born.

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Learie Constantine - W8

Sir Learie Constantine, 1901 - 1971, West Indian cricketer and statesman, liv...

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