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'England is my home': Windrush lives in Lancashire

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jack Hepworth


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A collaboration between Preston Black History Group (PBHG) and UCLan’s MIDEX [Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile] and IBAR [Institute of Black Atlantic Research], this report features eleven narratives about the lives of women and men from the Windrush generation who came to Lancashire in the 1950s and 1960s. In each chapter, interviewees discuss their upbringing, departure from the Caribbean and arrival in Britain, social and family life in Preston, reflections on the meaning of home and belonging, and challenges of finding work and accommodation. They tell of suffering and overcoming adversity and prejudice, as well as community self-organisation over the decades and of forging lasting friendships through sport, religion, and workplace environments.

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Editor(s): Hepworth J, Rice A, Preston Black History Group

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2022

Print publication date: 30/09/2022

Acceptance date: 30/09/2022

Publisher: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Place Published: Preston

Notes: Highly Commended, Alan Ball Awards for Best Community Local History Publication, 2022