On Monday 15th October, the two Assistant Heads attended St James’ Church, just down the road from the school, to take a look at Jim Grover’s latest exhibition, commemorating the ‘Windrush generation’, in advance of our Year 6 class’ visit on 17th October.
A selection of images from ‘Windrush: Portrait of a Generation’, a photo-essay initially exhibited in the Oxo Gallery on London’s Southbank (May 23rd – June 10th) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival in Tilbury of the ship ‘Empire Windrush’ on June 21st 1948. The exhibition attracted 13,000 visitors and extensive media coverage. Empire Windrush brought 802 Caribbean migrants, mostly Jamaican men, to the UK and was the start of the wave of migration from the West Indies to the UK which changed the face of Britain.
‘Windrush: Portrait of a Generation’ comprises twelve ‘photo-stories’, nearly all in ‘black and white’, that together encompass the south London lives of these first Caribbean migrants as photographed by Jim Grover over an eleven month period in 2017/18.