Original Empire Windrush Story


The “The Empire Windrush” was a transport ship, which was originally built in Germany in 1930.

It was later used a passenger ship, most famously used for carrying migrant passengers from Kingston,

Jamaica to Tilbury Docks, in Essex.

Its maiden voyage from the Caribbean was in 1948, carrying a total number 492 passengers and 1 stowaway.

A one-way ticket for such a voyage costed £28.00 and 10 shillings. The ship became a symbol of hope for many migrants,

hoping to start a new life and was one of the key influences of multi-cultural Britain today.

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