Plan to commemorate Windrush

Windrush at Tilbury

Memorial at Tilbury Docks

22nd June 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush.

Patrick Vernon writes that:

‘it is fitting that this is marked in an appropriate and meaningful way. Since 2013 there has been a range of events(religious and cultural) along with  articles, online petition, letter in the Sunday Times and Early Day Motions in Parliament to promote the idea of a public holiday to celebrate the Windrush Generation and the contribution of immigration and migration to Britain since WW2.

With this in mind a range of organisations reflecting faith, politics, race equality, migration and heritage will be participating in a planning event that will take place on the 22nd June 2016 at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton from 1.00-5.00pm to develop ideas to commemorate the 70th anniversary.

Please feel free to drop in during the afternoon if you want to contribute ideas or offer assistance for 2018. If you cannot make the meeting please email your suggestions to Kumar Rajagopalan or Patrick Vernon (please also email to rsvp your attendance on the 22nd of June).

Please see article which explains the reasons behind Windrush Day. We look forward to your support on this important initiative.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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