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'Ten pound Poms' celebrate P&O anniversary

'Ten Pound Poms' gather on deck to toast P&O Photo: ITV Meridian

Special celebrations are being held in the South to mark the 175th anniversary of the P&O shipping company.

But people originally from our region have also been celebrating eleven thousand miles away in Sydney.

They were among the one million Brits who emigrated to Australia after the war to seek a new life under the so-called ten pound pom scheme.

Thousands sailed on P&O ships.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse joined the party.