A unique flag was flown above Croydon town hall today (Friday 22 June), to mark the UK’s inaugural Windrush Day – a celebration of the rich diversity that British Commonwealth citizens bring to the borough.
Today marks 70 years since the ship Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948 carrying amongst its passengers 492 citizens from the Caribbean. These passengers blazed a trail for thousands more, who would travel from across what was then the British Empire.
“The Windrush generation came to Britain to help the country rebuild after the war. Their contribution to almost every aspect of our national life has been incalculable, and it is right we should celebrate that.”
Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council