It’s Windrush Day today, celebrating the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 aboard the HMT Empire Windrush.
2018 is the first year that we’ve celebrated Windrush Day in the UK, and marks the 70th anniversary of the first migrants disembarking at Tilbury.
A national service of thanksgiving will be held at Westminster Abbey in London, and Birmingham will host a week-long programme that will include a Windrush lecture at Birmingham University, a children’s concert and civic reception and a thanksgiving service, parade and concert in the Lozells area of the city.
Have a look at Mr Askey’s post explaining Windrush below.
Pride Month is a fantastic time to celebrate all of our diversities, which includes celebrating those who arrived on the HMT Empire Windrush, their families and descendants and all of the other migrants that have helped to contribute to the infrastructure of the UK!