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The 1st page of my passport and the date of arrival in England on 19 August 1972
Thank you England for 50 blissful years
I remember so clearly that very first moment when I landed at Heathrow on 19 August 1972:
The immigration officer who was so kind, acknowledging my extreme nervousness and anxiety, whilst trying to comfort me by joking about the boxes of pistachio nuts and nougats (Gaz) I was carrying on my person. ‘I recognise an Iranian from miles away, they all carry boxes of Pistachios and nougats’, he said or words to that effect.
Then, off I went on my first ever journey in England, boarding the train to Oxford, then catching the bus to Summertown, north of Oxford, searching for Five Mile Drive, and getting totally confused and lost.
I asked a man in the street for directions. Looking at me so tired and confused, he dropped everything and drove me all the way to Mrs. Brown’s house, where I was going to have my lodgings.
From those very early days and years I began to see things that were in total contrast to the stereotypical images of British people and Britain I had been led to believe: