Our love was colour blind… but our families weren"t: Mixed-race couples from four generations tell their stories


7:46 PM on 6th October 2011

Love against the odds: Mary Love against the odds: Mary

Love against the odds: Mary”s father threw her out when she decided to marry Jake in 1948, left. Decades on, they couldn”t be happier together

Multi-cultural harmony: Pamela and Shafique Multi-cultural harmony: Pamela and Shafique

Multi-cultural harmony: Pamela and Shafique”s families eventually accepted their relationship

Bucking the trend: Jan was the first in her family to marry a man who wasn Bucking the trend: Jan was the first in her family to marry a man who wasn

Bucking the trend: Jan was the first in her family to marry a man who wasn”t white when she wed Tony in 1996

Overcome disapproval: Primrose and Jaz said it took strength to stand by their decision to marry

Overcome disapproval: Primrose and Jaz said it took strength to stand by their decision to marry