THERE was something for everyone at an event held yesterday at Oxford Town Hall for families to learn about the Windrush Generation.

Storytelling, performances, arts and crafts, all helped to inform people about the life of those who came to the UK 70 years ago.

The family day was led by Pat Green, Assistant Curator of the Windrush exhibition at the Oxford Museum and member of the Oxfordshire Windrush group.

She said: “There are people in Oxford who are impacted by the Windrush Generation and pioneers, so it is important to show people, young and old, about what it was like coming to Oxford in the 50s and 60s.

“We want people to learn about how the Caribbeans used to live when they first came over and how it is different now.”

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The Windrush Generation are Caribbean people who were invited to the UK to work.

Empire Windrush, the ship that brought passengers to the UK in June 1948, marked the beginning of the mass immigration movement in the UK.

The people on that ship played an important role in helping Britain recover after World War Two.

Ms Green said: “We are trying to raise awareness about the Windrush generation by sharing the stories of how they settled in the UK - both negative and positive. We also want to educate people about the scandal which took place last year.”

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Amantha Edmead, actress and performer from Oxford, told Caribbean and African stories at the event yesterday.

Windrush Day on 22 June 2019, will mark the culmination of events and exhibitions in Oxford and across the UK.