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  • 2023 sees the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain on 22 June 1948. 

    What is happening to mark Windrush 75?

    The 75th anniversary of the Windrush arriving in the UK is a Diamond Jubilee for modern, diverse Britain – when we mark an important moment in British history  and come together to celebrate four generations of contribution, legacy, struggle and positive change

    The ship HMT Empire Windrush arrived at the Port of Tilbury on 21 June 1948 and its passengers disembarked a day later. The ship carried 492 Caribbean migrants, many of them veterans of the Second World War. The ship and its passengers have a symbolic status as the start of the Windrush Generation.

    The Windrush Generation denotes the people who emigrated from the Caribbean to Britain between the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948 and the Immigration Act 1971, including the passengers on the first ship. This generation came to the UK to help to rebuild England following the decimation of the second world war. 

    Watch this video looking at the celebration and history of how the Windrush generation changed the face of Britton, influencing music food and culture

     75 years of Windrush

    A real life story a family from the Seychelle's (If you know Tracey in student services - this is her parents story) how this story is closer to home that we realise, thank you for sharing Tracey.

     75 years of Windrush