Vanley studying at the school photography, Birmingham, 1972.
This photo was submitted as part of Vanley's story for The Making of Black Britain oral history project.
To be part of history, and shape the future, someone needs to hear your story and remember it.
This Oral History Project is dedicated to telling those stories. To capture the everyday of everyone; every colour, class, and creed, from generation to generation – the real people who make up Britain today. And through this, learn how Black Britain emerged, reflecting the changing landscape of our nation – a label that has much to say about us all.
The Making of Black Britain: a uniquely British story of nationality, identity, and belonging.