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75th Anniversary Windrush Portraits

There are things happening across the city to commemorate 75 years since the ship arrived in the UK, but just to highlight one that is on our doorstep:

To celebrate Windrush 75, the Jamaica Society Leeds in partnership with St Kitts & Nevis Association Leeds are honouring the Windrush Generation of Leeds with a series of public installations across the city. The portraits will be seen across the city on 19 June with selected digital billboards going live on 22 June.”

One of these digital billboards is situated at the corner of Mexborough Grove and Chapeltown Road.

We are featuring 75 images to mark 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush and among those being honoured is Leeds resident Alford Gardner, one of the original passengers on the HMT Empire Windrush, who boarded the ship in Kingston, Jamaica. 97-year-old, Alford is one of only two known Caribbean-born Windrush passengers living today in the UK. As a city, we honour Alford and the hundreds of thousands more who came to rebuild post war Britain.”

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