This project celebrates Windrush people in Devon

WINDRUSH is used to describe the post-war immigration of West Indian people to the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.

Many of the people who came over to England from the Caribbean during this period came at the invitation of the British Government, as British citizens from British-owned colonies, to help rebuild war-damaged Britain after WWII. They paid their own fares.

THEN 

Black Caribbean immigrants experienced racism on many different levels and there were no laws to protect them.

Members of the project have shared their stories

Each has provided information on their heritage and connection to Windrush ... follow the links to find out more

Barbara's Story

Dave's Story

Des's Story

Faye's Story

13 May 2020 The story of black nurses in the UK didn't start with Windrush. As stark figures on Covid-19 deaths among BAME nurses emerge, we need to celebrate their generations-long contribution. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/13/black-nurses-in-uk-didnt-start-with-windrush-covid-19-deaths

30 April 2020 Windrush backlog reaches 3,720 cases, Home Office reveals. More than 1,000 wrongful immigration offence reviews not started two years after scandal  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/30/windrush-case-backlog-remains-at-3700-home-office-reveals

29 April Windrush scandal: More than 1,000 cases yet to be considered by Home Office, figures show. Dozens waiting more than a year for decision, while just one in four requests for urgent support approved  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/windrush-scandal-home-office-scheme-taskforce-immigration-a9489871.html

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...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

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