UK shelter that housed Indian nannies in the 90’s gets London Blue Plaque

The shelter is now called “ The Ayah’s Home” as the word Ayah refers to women who were employed by the British in India and other colonies to serve as children’s nannies, nursemaids and ladies’ maids.

UK shelter that housed Indian nannies in the 90’s gets London Blue Plaque
Plaque erected in 2022 by English Heritage at 26 King Edward’s Road, Hackney, London, E9 7SF, London Borough of Hackney.Source - English Heritage

A shelter home in the 90’s for stranded and sometimes abandoned South Asian mostly Indian nannies, known as ayahs was commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque in Hackney, London.

The plaque recognises a public place in the United Kingdom as a historical site and commemorate a link between notable people in the past and the place in which they lived or worked.