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WINDRUSH STORY

Welcome to our Windrush Day celebration page, where we are honouring the remarkable contributions of the Windrush generation to British society. From 1948 to 1971, a group of immigrants from Caribbean Commonwealth countries answered the call to help rebuild the UK after World War II. Their efforts spanned essential services, wartime contributions, and cultural enrichment, leaving an indelible mark on British culture and society.

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As we commemorate Windrush Day this year, on June 22nd, it is crucial to remember and honour the stories and experiences of this generation. Their resilience and determination paved the way for a more inclusive and just society for all. As one of the stories from the Windrush generation, I was born in Clarendon, Jamaica.

As we commemorate Windrush Day this year, on June 22nd, it is crucial to remember and honour the stories and experiences of this generation. Their resilience and determination paved the way for a more inclusive and just society for all. As one of the stories from the Windrush generation, I was born in Clarendon, Jamaica.

Though registered as born on November 7th 1957, my mother insists it was the 8th, a day marked by folklore as a lucky sign. My parents sought better opportunities in the UK, leaving me behind with relatives while they paved the way for our family’s future.

Though registered as born on November 7th 1957, my mother insists it was the 8th, a day marked by folklore as a lucky sign. My parents sought better opportunities in the UK, leaving me behind with relatives while they paved the way for our family’s future.

My arrival in the UK two years later, marked the beginning of a new chapter filled with challenges and opportunities. While my parents took a huge step towards making a better life for their family, I too have been able to make a good life for my family by creating and being given many opportunities along the way. The Windrush generation’s legacy is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit. 

My arrival in the UK two years later, marked the beginning of a new chapter filled with challenges and opportunities. While my parents took a huge step towards making a better life for their family, I too have been able to make a good life for my family by creating and being given many opportunities along the way. The Windrush generation’s legacy is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit. 

Windrush old photos.
Windrush old photos.

I invite you to share your own stories and experiences to be featured on our display wall at the Brixton Farmshop Electric Avenue entrance. Your voice matters, and by sharing your journey, you contribute to the collective narrative of the Windrush generation. Let your story inspire others and ensure that the legacy of the Windrush generation lives on for generations to come.

    Alternatively, give us a call, we would love to hear your story.

    020 3105 4711

    Explore our Windrush-inspired Caribbean products range here and bring the vibrant flavours of the Caribbean to your kitchen!

    Explore our Windrush-inspired Caribbean products range here and bring the vibrant flavours of the Caribbean to your kitchen!

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