the 'Windrush
Generation' of
Waltham Forest

5th MARCH –
1st NOV 2020

Free entry

Opening times:

Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm

Mon & Tues CLOSED

Vestry House Museum

Vestry  Rd,  Walthamstow,
London E17 9NH

Map & directions

Image17 capture Waltham Forest’s ‘Windrush’ residents who came to the UK from the Caribbean to create new lives from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Whether at home, work or play, these residents have contributed to the fabric of Waltham Forest in numerous and surprising ways, yet little evidence of this exists in the borough’s archives. We Are Here uncovers some of these stories to provide material to help fill that gap. These will be held by Vestry House Museum, available to be shared with all and for posterity.

See 50 contemporary photographic portraits, curated alongside over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies, providing a peek into lives lived in the borough.

We Are Here is the focal point for 9 months of activities that celebrate this important unsung generation and marks the 72nd year since the arrival of the British troopship HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948.  The programme of events includes artist talks and themed family days, being held at Vestry House Museum.

For further information, if you know someone who would like to contribute to this project, or if you would like to share your own stories and images, please get in touch.

Image17 is a collective of photographers based in Waltham Forest who work collaboratively on annual projects.