Windrush

Next meeting of Caribbean Family History Group

The next meeting of the Caribbean Family History Group will take place on Saturday 26th June at 14.00 hrs – 16.30 hrs (BST) As this falls within ‘Windrush’ week in the UK, we decided we would use this as the basis for our meeting. The MV Empire Windrush was the first ship that brought people¬†from …

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Elders wanted for Windrush Drama Performance Project

A new performance project is being created and Windrush Elders and their kin are required for an online Human Library Performance Project that explores Windrush stories. Elders, their families and others who connect and relate to the Windrush are required to be part of this creative project. The 8 sessions will be conducted through a …

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Windrush Generation

An interesting website for anyone connected to the Windrush generation. In conjunction with the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and University of West Indies, a Virtual Museum of Caribbean Migration has been set up click here for the home page and then go to ‘Exhibition Panels’. The Virtual Museum combines digital exhibits with audience participation …

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Empire Windrush Anniversary

The voyage of the Empire Windrush is remembered in the following BBC link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p00h8xkq?xtor=ES-211-%5B33240_PANUK_NLT_25_ENG_TheLuminaries_RET_O35%5D-20200622-%5Bbbcsounds_worldservicewitnesshistorywindrushday2020thevoyageoftheempirewindrush_factualhistory%5D The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22 June, carrying around 500 settlers from Jamaica. It was the first of many ships bringing migrants from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971, known as the Windrush …

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