‘Windrush Cymru – Our Voices, Our Stories, Our History’ at the Wales Millennium Centre

‘Windrush Cymru – Our Voices, Our Stories, Our History’ at the Wales Millennium Centre

In 1948, the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex carrying over 1,000 passengers from the Caribbean Islands. They bravely left friends and families back home in response to Britain’s call for post-war workers. Over the next 40 years, thousands followed in their footsteps.

The history of the Windrush generation in Wales was recently the focus of an oral history project delivered by Race Council Cymru and funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. During the course of the project, Windrush Generation Cymru from across the country shared their stories of migration and their memories of forging a new life in Wales.

This powerful exhibition features the stories of over 40 of those Windrush Generation Cymru, told in their own words. Learn about their journeys to Wales, and the challenges they faced. These stories show how the Windrush Generation Cymru, and their descendants, have made their mark in Welsh life: through the jobs they worked, careers they built, the children they raised, and the contributions they made to our communities and culture.

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