It’s only in recent times that stories of the Windrush Generation have begun to be shared more widely, as an important part of British history. Since 2018 there has been an official Windrush Day to acknowledge and celebrate not only the journeys made from the Caribbean but also the cultural impact the Windrush Generation made, which has so enriched our local communities.
Next Monday is #WindrushDay2020
An opportunity to celebrate the amazing contributions that residents of Caribbean descent have made and continue to make in Kirklees and the UK 👏
Find out how you can get involved➡️ https://t.co/EkbBHZbs2J pic.twitter.com/x6EHStVwSH
— Kirklees Council (@KirkleesCouncil) June 16, 2020
The 22nd June is Windrush Day and whilst planned local events and exhibitions can’t go ahead, this hasn’t stopped a range of partners collaborating on an e-resource pack, which is full of useful information.
This online pack includes history and facts, stories and recollections, book recommendations and reviews for both adults and children.
You can find out how to become a member of the Kirklees Libraries, which will then give you access to a special collection of e-books with stories, biographies, cookery and poetry.
The pack also contains lots of links to fun activities, with access to resources for making decorations, traditional Caribbean cooking recipes and crafts.
Interested in music? You can also find out about the huge contribution the Windrush Generation has made to popular music.
The online resources have been brought to you by the Jamaica National Council Huddersfield, the BAME Network and the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
Access the e-resource pack:
Kirklees Windrush e-Resource pack (PDF)
Other resources and organisations:
Kirklees Libraries – online resources
Jamaica National Council Huddersfield
West Yorkshire Archive Service