National Windrush Day, 22 June 2023, will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of over 1,000 passengers of the Empire Windrush to the UK.
We mark this day to remember and celebrate the courage of the pioneers who immigrated to the United Kingdom and recognise the lasting impact the Windrush generation and their descendants have made on British culture and society.
The Windrush generation refers to the thousands of people who migrated to the UK from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971 in response to a call for workers to help rebuild Britain after World War II. Many individuals faced discrimination and hardship upon their arrival, persevering they made significant contributions to British society in healthcare, education and the arts.
Windrush day 2023
Windrush Day 2023 will be marked by a series of events across the country including a concert at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Caribbean music, a Windrush Photography Exhibition at Clapham Library and a series of exhibitions and talks at museums and cultural institutions. The Windrush flag will be raised at the Civic offices in Epping to commemorate the day.
Chairman of Council, Cllr Darshan Sunger said:
This year, the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush is particularly significant as we honour the legacy of the Windrush Generation and their descendants who have made invaluable contributions to the British society. Their resilience, determination and spirit continue to inspire us all.
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