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Swansea celebrates Windrush anniversary

Swansea communities which have their roots in the Windrush Generation will be sharing and celebrating their heritage on a special day of celebration later this month.

MV Empire Windrush

June 22 is the 70th anniversary of the arrival in Britain of the 'MV Empire Windrush', a former cruise ship carrying Caribbean migrants answering a UK government call for a new generation of workers to help re-build Britain after the war.

The group of men and women who docked in Tilbury that day became known as the Windrush Generation and became firmly established in communities up and down the country, including Wales and Swansea.

The event is being held at the Lord Mayor's Reception Room in the Guildhall on June 23 and will feature a Gospel choir, local artists and a display from Swansea Museum about the Windrush Generation who found new lives and new hope in Swansea.

The event is being organised by Race Council Cymru in collaboration with Swansea Council and Black History Wales. It is being led by the Windrush Elders of Swansea.
The Windrush Day event takes place from 11am to 3pm on June 23 and is free.


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