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Windrush Stories is a collection of full-length interviews from members of 'the Windrush Generation'.

People who became known as the Windrush Generation began arriving in the UK from the Caribbean nations in the 1940s. They travelled to embark on a new life helping rebuild the 'Mother Country' during the post-war period.

This generation, and their children and grandchildren, have significantly influenced British society through sport, politics, art, poetry, literature, language, food, and most of all music.

Listen to stories of lives lived in the UK and the enormous cultural influence this generation has had on British life.

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Windrush Stories is a collection of full-length interviews from members of 'the Windrush Generation'.

People who became known as the Windrush Generation began arriving in the UK from the Caribbean nations in the 1940s. They travelled to embark on a new life helping rebuild the 'Mother Country' during the post-war period.

This generation, and their children and grandchildren, have significantly influenced British society through sport, politics, art, poetry, literature, language, food, and most of all music.

Listen to stories of lives lived in the UK and the enormous cultural influence this generation has had on British life.

    Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP

    Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP

    Diane Abbott was born in London to Jamaican parents.

    In 1987 she made history, becoming the first Black woman to be elected to parliament in Britain.

    She served as Shadow Home Secretary and is the longest-serving Black MP in the history of the House of Commons.

    • 43 min
    Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah

    Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah

    Professor Benjamin Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham, England, the son of a Jamaican nurse and Bajan postal worker.

    He is a poet, novelist, lecturer, activist, musician, TV and radio presenter.

    https://benjaminzephaniah.com

    • 57 min
    Sister Ina Spence

    Sister Ina Spence

    Sister Ina Spence was born in Trelawny, Jamaica. She moved to Manchester, England in her late teens and worked as a nurse and senior midwife for over 40 years, delivering hundreds of babies.

    Sister Spence was recorded by Rachel Ross, one of the mothers she took wonderful care of, during her career.

    • 31 min
    Cecil Wright

    Cecil Wright

    Cecil Wright was born in 1933 in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.

    Known as Cec, he was a fast bowling cricketer who played for the national team and also for clubs across the Lancashire leagues, starting with Crompton, after moving to the UK in 1959.

    Cec retired in 2019 aged 85, after 60 years of playing. His final club was Uppermill In this recording he is interviewed by his daughter, Cecile.

    https://www.wisden.com/stories/your-game/club-cricket/cecil-wright-jamaica

    • 18 min
    Jamz Supernova

    Jamz Supernova

    Jamz Supernova is a DJ and broadcaster from London. She's of Jamaican-Cuban-Irish heritage.

    Jamz is known for her popular BBC Radio 1Xtra and British Council radio shows, her Future Bounce record label and nights, and for her passion for supporting alternative Black music styles.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tqk1x

    • 42 min
    Nadine White

    Nadine White

    Nadine White is a third-generation Windrush descendant from London, England. A journalist and news reporter, she currently publishes via HuffPost UK and previously at The Voice newspaper with a focus on current affairs, race and social justice.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/nadine-white/2/

    • 53 min

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