Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

EVENT | The British Library | Fri 1 Jun – Sun 21 Oct 2018

The Windrush Foundation 70 Years On

Windrush Foundation - Norma Best

Norma Best

In 1944, Britain appealed to her colonies for assistance and one of the smallest was British Honduras…

Windrush Foundation - Sam King

Sam King MBE

Harold was 18 years of age when war as declared in 1939. Hw was working at a foundry in British Guiana…

Windrush Foundation - Aurthur Curling

Arthur Curling

In 1944, when the British government advertised in Jamaica for volunteers for the Royal Air Force against…

Windrush Foundation - Cy Grant

Cy Grant

Cy was born in British Guiana (Now Guyana), and was 22 years of age in 1941 when he volunteered to…

Community Champions

Ansel Wong

I migrated from my country of birth, Trinidad & Tobago, in 1965 to attend…

Sybil Phoenix

I am a woman of faith, and a Christian who believes strongly in ‘service’ to others; it has been a normal practice during …

Oku Ekpenyon

As a former head of history at an inner London secondary school and having taught for 20 years, I was …

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