Northampton Windrush Day 2020
Northampton’s diverse communities forum will host a virtual programme of activities marking the second national Windrush Day on Monday, 22 June.
Documentaries, songs, poems and speeches from local residents will be shared throughout the day via the Northampton Windrush Day 2020 Facebook event aiming to celebrate, commemorate and educate communities on the leading role the Windrush Generation and their descendants have played in making Britain stronger, culturally richer and more inclusive.
An information-packed schedule will start with the Windrush song London is the place for me at 10.27am – which is in reference to 1,027 passengers aboard the Windrush when it docked at Tilbury on 22 June 1948.
The celebration commemorates the arrival of the Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, east of London, on 21 June 1948 and its passengers disembarked a day later. The ship carried several hundred Caribbean migrants, many of them veterans of the Second World War. Since then, the Windrush has come to symbolise the first movement of mass migration to the United Kingdom in the post-war era.