Celebrating Nottingham’s Windrush legacy

The Nottingham Windrush Day Ceremony took place yesterday on Tuesday 22nd June, to mark the third Nottingham Windrush Day, and remember the transformative contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants to the UK more than 70 years ago. 

This year’s Commemorative Event took place at Council House, Old Market Square. The emphasis of the day was to recognise the contribution of the Windrush Generation and give thanks for their legacy, and to look forward to building future generations. 

Members of the Windrush Generation, as well as civic, community and faith leaders from across the city gathered to share memories, reflections and encouragements which included poetry and musical tributes.

The Windrush Flag was unveiled by Cllr Merlita Bryan, The Sheriff of Nottingham and Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council. 

Bishop Paul was invited to give a short tribute and reflection. Speaking after the service, he said,  “I was very grateful to be part of such a moving and heartfelt celebration of the Windrush generation, also to give thanks for the phenomenal contribution many continue to make to the life and wellbeing of our city.” 

Photo: seen here – Jeremy Prince – Nubian Link

The Order of Service is available to view here.