Windrush Day

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Date(s) - 22/06/2021
All Day

Basildon Centre

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Windrush Day takes place on 22 June, remembering the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948. Britain was just starting to recover from World War Two back then. Thousands of buildings had been bombed, lots of houses had been destroyed and it all needed to be rebuilt. It celebrates the contributions that the Windrush generation have made to British Society since.

Open celebration in St Martin’s Square (food, music, sale of cultural items etc.)