Windrush Day

The 76th Anniversary of Windrush Day will be commemorated on 22nd June 2024.

The HMT Empire Windrush ship first docked at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22nd June 1948, bringing around 500 people from the Caribbean who answered Britain's call to help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Want to find out more?

  • Check out the headlines in the Windrush 76th Anniversary document attached

  • BBC Newsround has a short video you can watch: What is the Windrush Generation?

  • You can watch the documentary on the BBC iPlayer: Windrush

Don’t forget that there is a collection of books available from the library about the Windrush Generation and their experiences as well as resources about migration, racism and black British history that you can explore here >>> Windrush Day Reading List.

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