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.

Location
Unit 42 (Previously HMV)
Eden Centre
Oxford Road
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 2DQ

Opening Times

 

Opening Hours

Wycombe Museum Galleries | Reopening 18th May
Tues - Fri & Sun: 11am - 3pm
Closed Mon & Sat

Wycombe Museum Gardens | Reopening 2nd May
Tues - Fri & Sun: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Closed Mon & Sat

Wycombe Museum Café | Reopening 2nd May
(Takeaway only)
Tues - Fri & Sun: 11am - 3pm
Closed Mon & Sat

Eden Centre Pop-Up Shop | Reopening 19th May
Wed - Sun | 11am - 4pm
Closed Mon & Tues

Location

Unit 39 (Between Topshop and River Island)
Eden Centre
Oxford Road
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 2DQ

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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.

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