They left their villages and town near Agrigento just after WW2 and rooted their new life along the Lea Valley, from Enfield to Ware.
The Sicilian community here practically consists only of pensioners and their centre of activities are churches and community centres where they organise get-togehters, meals or religious celebrations.
Unlike their counterparts across the Atlantic, the Sicilians in England haven't build a branch of Cosa nostra in the UK. Instead they opted for the less profitable but calmer vegetable business. They grow cucumbers, a lot of them! which they sell to the big distribution across the country.
They acquired their land after having worked for years in the steel factories around the outskirts of London and after having saved enough money they were able to set their independent business using their authentic expertise in working on the fields.
Their sons and daughters born in this country, moved on studying and became successful professionals, blending with the broader network out of the limitation imposed by the life in the community of immigrants.
Hence the people I photographed were left alone in their in-between status...not anymore Sicilians but never really quite English, comfortably isolated to not compromise their culture, but deeply unsure of their identity.