The Ugandan Asian crisis of the 1970s led to several families settling in the North Devon region.

During October 1972, nearly 2500 people arrived at resettlement camps at Honiton and Plaisterdown. Though most eventually settled in London and other cities in the UK, a few families remained in Devon, including a handful in Bideford and Barnstaple. Descendants of their families still live in Bideford and its surrounding areas.