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Westminster Abbey Celebrates Windrush 70th Anniversary

The moving ceremony marked 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush ship at Tilbury Docks and the influence of Caribbean migrants in the UK

 by Leah Sinclair 

PICTURED: (left to right) Winston Whyte, John Richards and Allan Wilmot at the service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, London

OVER 2,000 people descended upon the steps of Westminster Abbey to mark a special service celebrating 70 years since the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship to the UK.

Guests across various communities and industries turned up to mark the contribution made by those from the Caribbean, with attendees including Prime Minister Theresa May, MP Diane Abbott, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Home Secretary Sajid David, Baroness Floella Benjamin and more.

The hour-long service, conducted by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, included a steel drum performance played by Shern Hall Methodist Youth Steel band, as guests entered the Abbey. As the music played, Baroness Floella Benjamin was applauded as she briefly danced in the nave.

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It is good that the British Governmentis showing some remorse and appreciation.

I hope that ALL the citizenship problems of the descendents have been rectified.


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