Windrush Day 2020
We have been working with Kirklees Libraries, West Yorkshire Archive and the Jamaican National Council Huddersfield to produce the Kirklees Windrush Day 2020 electronic resource pack
The electronic resource pack includes stories of the Windrush generation, links to reading material/films and activities and ideas of how to celebrate the day.
If you are cooking up a storm in the kitchen, creating bunting with the kids or playing a competitive game of dominoes with the family, please let us know! You can send in your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us in your images on Facebook and Twitter.
What is Windrush Day?
Windrush Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, Essex, on 22 June 1948. The arrival of the Empire Windrush almost 72 years ago marked a significant moment in Britain’s history as those who arrived on the Empire Windrush made a huge contribution to post-war Britain.
For generations, communities have been celebrating and commemorating Windrush Day on 22 June by hosting events and using the opportunity to educate others on the impact of the Windrush generation.
In 2018 the Government announced the first National Windrush Day to encourage more communities across the country to commemorate the Windrush story.