Remembering the African and Caribbean dead in Britain’s Wars

 

Wreaths 1

Jak Beula of Nubian Jak Community Trust and the wreaths

On Sunday 12 November Nubian Jak Community organised a wreath laying ceremony in Brixton’s Windrush Square where its African and Caribbean War Memorial was erected on 22 June (Windrush Day).

Memorial drummers

Drummers performing 

 

Neil Flanigan and Tulls grnad nieceNeil Flanigan (West Indian WW2  RAF)

and Nairobi Thompson , Walter’s Tull’s grand-niece

White poppy reef

The remembrance event was followed by tea and coffee at Black Cultural Archives and the launch of the book Remembered in Memoriam at the Brixton Library.

Rememebred book

Sections deal with the two World Wars, the British West India Regiment, African Contingents, Memories of Service, Women in Service,  and Civil Rights.

Contributors include: Stephen Bourne, Margate Busby, Gus John, David Killingray, S. I. Martin, Onyeka Nubia, Charlie Phillips, Marika Sherwood, John Siblon, Esther Stanford-Xosei, Arthur Torrington, Patrick Vernon and Tony Warner.

Further details of the Memorial can be seen at

http://www.acmemorial.com

To order the book email

nfo@acmemorial.com

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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