The Windrush Generation

I started the day by going to see an exhibition of photographs of the Windrush generation by Jim Grover in the Oxo Gallery.   He lives in Clapham and has won the trust of the local community which has enabled him to document the lives of the original settlers from the Caribbean, who came every year between 1948 when the SS Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury and 1962, the year of the Commonwealth Immigration Act.   What it shows is the way their lives were built round the local church, family and community – and dominos and dancing.   His photographs convey dignity and pride.

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