Independent History Researcher Launches Windrush 75 Event in Lambeth

THE Windrush history event kicks off a week before the plethora of Windrush Day activities.

Pan-London voluntary organisation BTWSC/African Histories Revisited is setting its Another Lambeth Windrush History? June 23 1948
talk programme apart by organising o week before start the start of the Windrush 75/Windrush Day events.


Independent history researcher Kwaku will make an audio-visual assisted presentation which will reveal new and little-known histories of what happened to the Windrushers who were housed in the Clapham South Deep Shelter in June 1948.

Although Brixton, in the south London borough of Lambeth, is steeped in Windrush history, and the focus of this presentation will be on what happened in Lambeth on June 23 1948, it will also provide a broad picture about how the Shelter was found, some of the Windrushers that lived there, where they were dispersed to, and much more!

Expect a fun, family-friendly presentation aimed at providing an accessible learning environment for those who are open-minded and interested in history, rather than stories!

The content, which is based on robust research and evidence, is bound to challenge some of the prevalent and deeply-held views of the Windrush narrative, says Kwaku. His book ‘Disrupting British African Histories: The Windrush Narratives 1945-1950’ is published later this year.

For more information about the event, which is hosted by Lambeth Councillor Sonia Winifred, go to: