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Windrush Month 2024 - Celebrating the Caribbean pioneers of 1940s & 1950s Britain

Updated: Jun 7

Every year on the 22nd June the UK commemorates the contributions of Caribbean people to the post-war economy on Windrush Day. We’ll not only recognise the day but celebrate the whole of the month as Windrush Month, and this year we’ll be exploring the lives and impact of the Windrush generation through our theme ‘Celebrating the Caribbean pioneers of 1940s and 1950s Britain.'

The HMT Empire Windrush is widely recognised today for bringing one of the first large groups of post-war West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom. However, the Empire Windrush wasn't the only ship. In fact, there are two ships documented to have sailed from the Caribbean to the UK  before the Windrush’s arrival in June 1948.

We'll be taking a closer look at this story and also examining the lives of some of the early Caribbean pioneers of the 1940s and 1950s such as: Sam King,  Sam King and Althea McNish.



Test your knowledge and play our specially themed Windrush 2024 Big Fat Quiz!


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