Tonfanau remembers Ugandan Asians

Last night Wales This Week told the extraordinary story of the North Wales community that helped hundreds of Asian refugees who were thrown out of Uganda by the dictator Idi Amin in the 1970s.

30,000 refugees came from Uganda to seek safety in Britain.

Many ended up at a camp that was created for them at an empty military base at Tonfanau near Aberdovey.

Once there, they were helped by a small army of Welsh volunteers.

Margretta Young-Jones helped the refugees and was featured in 'Adopting the Dragon.'

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Adopting the Dragon

40 years ago, the then President of Uganda, Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of his country's Indian and Pakistani minority, giving them 90 days to leave Uganda.