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Windrush Day

Wednesday 22nd June marked 74 years since HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury Cruise Terminal, bringing West Indian workers coming to help rebuild Britain after the Second War and, in many cases, to make their homes here. In 2017 the date was officially recognized as “Windrush Day” as a celebration of that generation and their contribution. 

Our Steel Band “Woodside Steel”,  has been invited to play for this event on numerous occasions. After a break because of the pandemic, we are pleased to again take the band to Tilbury in 2022.

The band performed for the arrival of the VIP party by Thames Clipper and for their departure and were very well received.