This project aims to discover and collect stories of Windrush People in Devon, their contributions to life here and then to share and celebrate these findings through community events in Barnstaple, Torquay and Ottery St Mary. 

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.


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

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

01392 438811

Global Centre News & Upcoming Events