The Windrush Generation Legacy


The transformation of post war Britain started on 21 June 1948 with the first major wave of migration, the docking of MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury with 492 men and women from Jamaica and Trinidad. Although there has been a black presence in Britain since Roman times and at one stage 10,000 black people lived in London during the 17th Century.

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After the love has gone - Dougies

Dougies Night Club

ORIGINALLY a cinema back in 1910, Dougies went on to become a hugely important nightclub in the black music scene from 1983 until its closure in 2007...

The club was first opened in 1983 by Mr. Irvine Douglas who had previously owned a popular north London club/restaurant called Dougies Hideaway that he’d established back in 1976.

Douglas decided to choose Hackney, east London as a location for his new club, as a result of a

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100 Great Black Britons