picture of the book 'England is My Home - Windrush lives in Lancashire'

England is my Home – Windrush lives in Lancashire

Book Event come and join us for a fascinating glimpse into the lives and journeys of 11 of Preston’s ‘Windrush Generation’

Book launch at Bamber Bridge Library

Bamber Bridge Library, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6LA

Tuesday 14 March, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Light refreshments provided

For more information please see our website, England Is My Home: Windrush lives In Lancashire – Event Details – Lancashire County Council

The event is free to attend. To book please contact: Alex Miller archives@lancashire.gov.uk or 01772 533039

Join the Preston Black History Group and Lancashire Libraries and Archives for the library launch of the new publication, ‘England Is My Home’: Windrush Lives In Lancashire, at Bamber Bridge Library on Tuesday 14 March 2023 (5:30pm – 7:00pm).

The project is a collaboration between the International Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), the Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), who brought together the stories of members of Preston’s Caribbean community, now captured in a new book.

The book features 11 stories about the lives of women and men from the Windrush generation who came to Lancashire in the 1950s and 1960s. In each chapter they discuss their upbringing, departure from the Caribbean and arrival in Britain, social and family life in Preston, reflections on the meaning of home and belonging, challenges of finding work and accommodation. They tell of suffering and overcoming adversity and prejudice, as well as community self-organisation over the decades and how sport, religion, and workplace environments forged lasting friendships.

The launch event welcomes narrators and others from the project who will read from their stories, with an introduction from Clinton Smith, Chair of Preston Black History Group.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night and will also be available to borrow from March 2023 in libraries across Lancashire.

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