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Celebrating the Windrush Generation

22 June is Windrush Day, a nationwide event to celebrate and commemorate nearly half a million people who moved from the Caribbean to Britain between 1948 and 1970. They and their descendants have made a major contribution to the social, economic, political and cultural heritage of this country. Over the past two years many have been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, helping to save lives and keep vital services going.

Merton Heritage Service has produced a range of Windrush resources. Combining online displays, filmed interviews, archive film, poetry, puzzles, crafts and recipes, the material tells the story of the Windrush Generation and celebrates the important role of the Caribbean community in shaping our modern borough. 

To view the resources, click on this link or use the History pages tab on the Merton Memories homepage.

You can also visit our Windrush Day display on the ground floor of Morden Library until 30 June, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 7pm; Saturday 9.30am - 5pm.

 

Empire Windrush

 

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