Connie Mark

Connie Mark

profiles Born and brought up in Kingston with her sister, mother and father, Connie Mark (nee McDonald) was 16 when World War Two was declared. At the age of 21 she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), and served in Jamaica as a medical secretary to the...
George McPherson

George McPherson

profiles George was 15 years old when his ex-serviceman friend Barry returned home and told him about England. The stories fascinated him so much that he was keen to emigrate. When Empire Windrush stopped at Kingston Harbour, Jamaica, in May 1948 and offered a one-way...
Nick Collins

Nick Collins

profiles Rudolph (Nick) Collins was nearly 17 years old when his brother’s best friend told him about life in England, and Nick immediately decided to emigrate. “As things would have it, there was an advert in the local paper saying that a ship was going to be coming...
Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell

profiles Veron (Steve) Mitchell volunteered in 1944 to join the Royal Air Force. He was 19 years old and had spent the year before as an agricultural worker in the USA. His Jamaican father, David, fought for the British in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902)....
Maurice Hudson

Maurice Hudson

profiles Born in Cuba in 1919, Maurice spent his early years there at a time when schooling for Black children was rear. So his parent moved to Jamaica when he five years of age, and life was better. His father’s mother was Margaret Garvey, the brother of the famous...