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Windrush 75: Employment


Working in the ‘Motherland’


This a wonderful video of the lived experiences of those of the Windrush era, seeking, finding and working in jobs upon arriving in Britain in the 1950s and 1960’s. A partnership project between the British Library, Caribbean Social Forum and Chocolate Films. Inspired by the British Library exhibition Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land members of the Caribbean Social Forum share their stories of journeying from the Caribbean to the UK.”

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Sent by Sharon Bond – “1960 Working for the General Post Office (GPO)

“This is a picture of my dad at work. He was a mechanic and worked on the trucks at the
General Post Office (GPO). The GPO was a government-owned institution at that time, so he was a civil servant and wore a collar and tie to work.”

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