Short Documentary - Educational Video

Windrush Community Project

The ‘Windrush Generation’ is the name given to people who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from the Caribbean – an important time in British history. Bridgeman photographer Howard Grey was at Waterloo station photographing the arrival of some of the 1960s wave of immigrants.

The ‘Windrush Generation’, as they became known, were named after the ship HMT Empire Windrush in which they originally arrived in the UK. The name that became attached to those welcomed in 1948 soon became the name synonymous with mass riots, deportation and discrimination that divided the UK. These precious photographs chronicle the first 1960s arrival of that generation who were to endure several struggles before settling for good in the UK.

Alan Firmin, The Dots