The 'Empire Windrush' arriving from Jamaica, 1948.

Jones

 
The 'Empire Windrush' arriving from Jamaica, 1948.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

A photograph of the 'Empire Windrush' docked at Tilbury, having sailed from Australia via Jamaica, taken by Jones for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 June, 1948. During the war, thousands of men and women from the Caribbean had served in the armed forces. When the 'Empire Windrush' stopped in Jamaica to pick up servicemen, many people, having seen the 'Daily Gleaner' newspaper advertising the journey for £28.10, decided to travel to Britain. On 24 May the ship left Kingston, Jamaica with nearly 500 passengers. It docked at Tilbury on 21 June 1948.

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10440909

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library

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