A Pop-Up Exhibition in Eden Centre, High Wycombe
October – November 2020
On 21st June 1948 the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, and changed the course of British history. Invited from the Caribbean as British citizens, some 1000 servicemen and civilians arrived in the UK to help rebuild a war-scarred nation. For the next 33 years, people from the Commonwealth journeyed to Britain to forge new lives for themselves, and enriched this nation with their contributions. These people are now collectively known as the Windrush Generation.
Although Wycombe was a popular destination for those coming from the Caribbean, the stories of these people are often overlooked. As a result, Wycombe’s position within Windrush history nationally has gone understated. Today, we present a record of the last 70 years from our perspective. From black and white to colour, from outside to in, from excluded to integral. This is Wycombe’s Windrush Legacy.
Unit 42 (Previously HMV)
Wycombe Museum, gardens & cafe will be closed on Friday 13 August due to a private hire.
Wycombe Museum Galleries, Cafe & Gardens
Last entry to galleries and last orders in cafe 30mins before closing
Tues: 10am - 4pm
Wed: 11am - 3.30pm
Thu: 10am - 4pm
Fri: 11am - 3.30pm
Sun: 11am - 3.30pm
Eden Centre Pop-Up
Wed - Sun: 11am - 4pm
Closed Mon & Tues
Unit 39 (Between Topshop and River Island)
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On Sunday 21 June, we were involved in a live Wycombe Windrush 2020 celebration zoom party. The fantastic event included talks, dancing, quizzes, singing, steel pan playing, and much more from local people in their homes. Running alongside the party broadcast was a team cooking and delivering food to members of the community.
Thank you to everyone who was involved, to the over 100 guests who joined in, and to Church Urban Fund who supported the event.