Windrush: Arrival 1948 Exhibition (Lewisham)

Price, John. 2019. Windrush: Arrival 1948 Exhibition (Lewisham). In: "Windrush: Arrival 1948", Lewisham Shopping Centre, London, United Kingdom, 10 August - 1 November 2019. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Price, John
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This exhibition, displayed in Lewisham Shopping Centre, created and displayed 341 individual landing cards representing a sample of passengers who arrived on the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on 22 June 1948. The sample focussed on the 341 passengers who, upon arrival, gave a London location as their forwarding address. Based on a new transcription of the Windrush passenger list held at The National Archives, the landing cards reflect a single pivotal moment in the life of each passenger; a snapshot of hope, opportunity and uncertainty. The exhibition also included maps showing the onward destinations of the passengers.

Contributors: Cenci, Will (Collaborator)
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Departments, Centres and Research Units: History
Date range: 10 August - 1 November 2019
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Event Location: Lewisham Shopping Centre, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 31431
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 11:46
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 11:46


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