Windrush of Telford

Preserving the history of the Windrush generation in Telford & Wrekin

We would like to honour the residents who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 (first generation Windrush) and settled in Telford and Wrekin.  We are asking willing participants to provide us with around 2 or 3 photographs, and a brief paragraph to include where they came from, settled in Telford and some optional information about work/homelife.

From the information and copies of the photographs provided, we will exhibit an enlarged version of these photographs, and information which will be displayed around 4 to 5 prominent locations in the Telford area during Black History Month, October 2021.

We recognise that many of the first Windrush generation may be sadly, already deceased, and in this case, we ask that a family member engage with us in celebrating their life and provide us with the information on their behalf.

By inviting the Telford Windrush generation to participate in this exhibition, we aim to honour the memory of this courageous group of people who paved the way for us and have left a legacy for our future generations.

Organisers; Diane Drummond, Emma Brown & Barbara Thomas.

Windrush nurse's 50 years of the NHS in Shropshire.

A former nurse, Marjorie Brown, who worked for the NHS for 50 years, has reflected on the growth of the health service on its 75th anniversary.

Marjorie Brown left her family in Trinidad and Tobago aged 17 to train as a nurse in Shrewsbury.

Now 75, the grandmother has reflected on the challenges she first faced and the importance of the NHS.

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