Windrush Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the port of Tilbury , near London, on 22nd June 1948. Those who arrived on the Empire Windrush, their descendants and those who followed them, have made and continue to make an enormous contribution to Britain.

The day honours the British Caribbean community, and the half a million people who travelled to the UK after the Second World War. The first Windrush Day was held on June 22 2018. More people than ever before are taking part this year to support the Windrush Generation, and show sympathy with the hardships they have endured.

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Watch the following video: The Empire Windrush arrived in Britain 70 years ago, carrying passengers from the Caribbean and from Poland. They were invited by Britain to assist with post-war reconstruction.