Celebrating Windrush Nurse Edna Chavannes at 90

       WINDRUSH FOUNDATION PRESENTS CELEBRATING EDNA CHAVANNES: WINDRUSH NURSE AT 90    Edna Allen (now Chavannes) was born in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, in 1930. After leaving school, she worked for three years as a teacher, but always wanted to be a nurse. The opportunity came in 1951 when The Gleaner […]

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Windrush and Politics – The story so far

Arthur Torrington of The Windrush Foundation summarises the Windrush story to date. When the late Sam King, aged 22, disembarked at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948 having travelled on Empire Windrush, he had already obtained the names and addresses of dozens of his friends who were also on the ship. He looked forward […]

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Mona Baptiste The 1948 Windrush Star – Zoom Event

Mona Baptiste arrived in England in June 1948 and by August 1948  she had appeared on the BBC Light Programme – a radio station broadcasting light entertainment between 1945 and 1967 which later became BBC Radio 2. Mona Baptiste travelled first class on the Empire Windrush to London, disembarking on 22nd June with all the […]

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Floella Benjamin on the Windrush Monument – An Update

 By Baronness Floella Benjamin Since being appointed in 2017 as Chair of the Windrush Commemoration Committee, which includes Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Tim Campbell OBE, Paulette Simpson and Ken Olisa – Lord Lieutenant  of Greater London, we have faced  a rollercoaster of unforeseen circumstances. Firstly Brexit, then COVID-19 which have both proved challenging. Things got off […]

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High Commissioner’s Windrush Day 2020 Message to the Windrush Community

H. E. SETH GEORGE RAMOCAN, CD HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR JAMAICA I am honoured to be given the opportunity to warmly greet readers on the occasion of the commemoration of Windrush 2020. This year’s celebration will be quite different from any other, as the United Kingdom, Jamaica and indeed the world, grapple with the unique and […]

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WINDRUSH DAY EVENTS 2020 – WHAT’S ON!

Black Cultural Archives: Oral Histories of the Windrush Generation Windrush 2020 community online event by BCA and  Radiate Festival. Monday 22 June 2020 10:00 GMT+1 / 45 Minutes via Zoom https://www.radiatefestival.com/festivals/event-links Brighton Museum: Reminiscence and Reflections on the impact of Windrush to our collective memory and national cultural life.  Brighton Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to host […]

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Boris Johnson’s Windrush Day 2020 message to the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Boris Johnson Prime Minister Windrush Day is a chance to say thank you to the Windrush generation, their children and grandchildren for everything you have done to make Britain the country it is today. When the Empire Windrush first docked at The Port of Tilbury in June 1948, the men, women and children who disembarked […]

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