Windrush to Waltham Forest

Published 20 Feb 2019 by Caroline Murphy

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Do you, or someone you know, have connections to the Windrush generation? 

Vestry House Museum - the local history museum for Waltham Forest - has over 80,000 photos in its archive. But only a handful depict the lives of the Windrush generation, those who left the Caribbean from the 1940s to 1970s and made a new life for themselves in the borough. Now the Museum is asking for your help to fill the gap in their archives.

If you or your family have photographs featuring members of the Windrush generation they’d love to make them part of the archive and museum collection to help tell the story of the borough. The photos don’t have to be professionally taken and could depict any aspect of life: celebrations, family, religion, food, sport, work or anything else. The only rules are that the photos must:
•    feature a member or members of the Windrush generation (people who arrived in the UK from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971)
•    be taken in Waltham Forest.

How to submit your photos
Please email your images to curator Ainsley Vinall with a date, location and brief description. The Museum will get back to you with a consent form. If you can’t provide digital images, the Museum can scan and return your originals. Please contact Ainsley on 020 8496 1471 to arrange an appointment.