The Windrush Stories

The Windrush: Stories, Reminiscences & Recollections

This Buckinghamshire based project marked the anniversary of the first mass migration from the Caribbean to Britain in 1948.  The project illustrates the invaluable contributions The Windrush migrants and subsequent generations have made to Britain over the decades. The project includes an exhibition at The Wycombe Museum in 2020 which was accompanied by 8  family art workshops. The exhibition toured to Milton Keynes Central Library in 2021,  culminating with the recording of an oral history recording in October 2021.

Exhibition at Milton Keynes Central Library 6th July- 11th October 2021

It provided an opportunity for those visiting the library to learn more about the Windrush.

“Very informative, older and new generations needs to know about  the struggles of people of colour”

“Very interesting read, informative and the pictures also add so much to the stories. Well, done.”

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition at Wycombe Museum – 1 October 2020 – 12 March 2021

To mark Black History Month,  the exhibition was installed, on the ground floor in October 2020 until March 2021. This provided an opportunity to attract visitors through a temporary exhibit which ran in tandem with their own pop-up exhibition ‘We Are the Windrush Legacy’ at the Eden Shopping Centre, which also open from the 1st October 2020.



“Fantastic Exhibition, so interesting and informative.”

Family Workshops

The exhibition was accompanied by two days of Windrush themed family workshops at Wycombe Museum over October half-term 2020.


“It was very information in a simplified way, suitable for the children’s ages. A lovely tutor who was very patient.”
 “Nice and informative with good facts about the Windrush and targeted at the right level for the children.”

 

Oral History Interview

The oral interview with local resident, Mike Burke, recorded at the Milton Keynes Central Library on October 23rd 2021.