Woman Stowaway on Empire Windrush
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | 19:30 – 21:00
to sleep out at night on deck, she had to give herself up.
The news spread like wildfire. Mortimer Martin, manager of five Jamaican boxers on board, organised a whip-round on the troop deck and collected £50; the first-class fare was £48. She was later quoted as saying: ‘There were no prospects for me in Jamaica. I could not get a normal passage so I slipped aboard – I’m not telling you how… Troops fed me with food brought from their canteen.’
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TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2020
7:30pm to 9:00pm