Dr J.S. Risien Russell

Dr J.S. Risien Russell

pioneers Celebrating Caribbean Neurologist Dr J.S. Risien Russell (1863 – 1939) and his outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of people in Britain.   Dr James Risien Russell in world war one The Dr James Samuel Risien Russell’s story begins with...
Donald Clark

Donald Clark

pioneers Donald Clark was born in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1920, and volunteered for Royal Airforce service in 1944. After training in England, he worked mainly on aircrafts, repairing and spray painting them; he also repaired dinghies and parachutes. When the...
John Richards

John Richards

pioneers Like many young Jamaican men of his day, John obtained contract work on USA farms. This began in 1945 when he was 19 years old, but on hearing of Empire Windrush’s one-way fare of £28.10s to England, it was an offer that could not be refused. John enjoyed the...
Peter Dielhenn

Peter Dielhenn

pioneers Peter Dielhenn was born in London in 1929. He developed an interest in ships because of his brother who was in the Royal Navy and his uncle who was a chief baker on a ship during the Second World War. Peter was employed on his first ship, Empire Windrush, in...
Sam King MBE

Sam King MBE

pioneers Born in Jamaica in 1926, Samuel King worked with his father on the family farm with every intention of eventually taking over after his dad retired. When war was declared, he was a schoolboy interested in everything that was going on in Britain and Europe. In...
Lucilda Harris

Lucilda Harris

pioneers Lucilda was born in Jamaica, and at the age of 31 was one of the few women passengers who travelled to England on the Empire Windrush in May/June 1948. She had married a tailor who migrated to England in 1947,and he had saved enough money to send for her. He...