The Geraldine Connor Foundation have created a brilliant resource to help people learn about the mass migration of people from the Caribbean to the UK between 1948 – 1971, commonly called ‘Windrush’. The resource combines short films, interviews, recipes, literature and music and is suitable for young people and adults. You can find the full resource here.
For African Caribbean families living in Britain, the Front Room was a focal point for respectability. It would always be clean, ready for visitors. It was a place used for formal entertaining, rather than casual use. This video features people descended from the Windrush Generation talking about their experiences of the Front Room and what it meant to them and their family.
Click here to view an interactive image of a typical African Caribbean front room.
Visit the Geraldine Connor Foundation website for more information.
All films were made by Sally Molineaux.
Lead image: Tim Smith