100 Years of Service and Sacrifice

Pilots of the Madras Squadron. Group including Sgt. (later Flt. Lt.) Billy Strachan (extreme left). Billy’s plane was named Vizagapatam after the town in India which paid for it.

Billy Strachan (1921- 1998)

Born in Jamaica as William Arthur Watkin Strachan, Billy left school in December 1939 with a desire to…


Gilbert Clarke, who lives in Plaistow, shared his memories of D-Day as a young RAF recruit training in Britain.

Gilbert Clarke

Born in Jamaica, Gilbert, his brother and sister lost their father when Gilbert was three. A bright pupil…


The Kumasi Memorial which stands in the centre of town, commemorates 768 officers, troops & carriers of the Gold Coast Regiment who died during the First World War 1914-18.

Private Bai

Private Bai of the Gold Coast Regiment was the first confirmed Commonwealth casualty under fire in the First World War….


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Black History Month

2022 LISTINGS

Lambeth Tuesday 9th August

The Healthy and Wise reading group

This summer, join us for a fortnightly reading group, looking back at the anthology ‘Healthy and Wise’ edited…

Greenwich Tuesday 9th August

Black Queer Ecologies with Janine Francois

A short course exploring the interconnectedness of Black life, people, and culture across cosmology, afro-futurism, environmentalism.   The…

Camden Wednesday 10th August

Staging Memoir

Do you identify as Black or Brown LGBTQ+ Do you have a story to tell about your life…