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When I came to England – Voices of The Windrush Generation is on at Waterloo railway station

An exhibition based on the oral testimonies of the Caribbean people who came to Britain in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s called When I came to England – Voices of The Windrush Generation is to on at Waterloo railway station.

A combination of stunning images and artefacts reminiscent of the iconic and pristine West Indian “sitting room”, the exhibition runs until the end of September with the hope of extending it through the month of October as part of Back History Month.

The exhibition also captures the story of Donald Hinds, journalist, pioneering public transport worker, and teacher.

Writer Z. Nia Reynolds who was responsible for assembling the oral history on which the exhibition is based said: “We need to tell our stories ourselves and honour these wonderful elders who endured so much on behalf of us all.

“We stand on the shoulders of these ordinary people who did the extraordinary; they survived, in spite of everything, and the country is a better place because of their resilience, culture and beauty.”

Reynolds is the author of When I Came to England: An Oral History, a sensitively collected and comprehensive oral history of life in Britain for the Windrush generation.

The exhibition is at Unit G18, The Sidings, Waterloo railway station, SE1 7BH a development near the Underground, and Leake Street exit.

The exhibition is open on Tuesdays to Saturdays.

 

Picture: Windrush Waterloo exhibition Picture: When I Came to England

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