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Windrush Podcasts

Hear stories from the Windrush generation
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The Windrush generation refers to Caribbean people who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971, invited by the British government to help rebuild the country after World War II. 

In this podcast series, three episodes were recorded to provide a space for the community to influence the conversation on the impact and legacies of Windrush in the borough of Camden. The podcasts feature interviews with Windrush descendants, community leaders, activists and experts to explore the history of the Windrush generation, the injustices they faced, and their ongoing struggles for justice.

These conversations share stories, and perspectives, and challenges stereotypes to contribute to a more inclusive and just society. The podcasts are all hosted by BBC 1Xtra Swarzy Macaly and produced by The Playermaker Group.

In Episode 1 we explore the lives and experiences of the Caribbean community who arrived in Camden between 1948 and 1971 and their contribution to the borough and the UK. 


  • Beryl Joseph – Camden Resident + Windrush Elder

  • Walter Osbourne – Camden Resident + Windrush Elder 

  • Darla-Jane Gilroy – Daughter of Beryl Gilroy Camden's first Black headteacher

  • Angela Beale – Daughter of Jerry Williams, Camden’s first Black Mayor

Episode 2 explores the changing face of Camden and the experiences and contributions of the first Windrush generation born in the UK. 


  • Councillor Sabrina Francis - Cabinet member for Young People and Culture

  • Judy Frederick - Chair of Camden Black Workers Group

  • Emily Momoh – Founder Camden’s Black British History Hub

  • Joanne Reid -Local Camden Resident

Episode 3 explores the legacy of the Windrush generation as we look to the future, and focuses on the 3rd and 4th Windrush Generation. 


  • Alex Emeh – Entrepreneur, Black-Owned London

  • Sahara Ashanti - Photographer, Camden Black Creatives

  • Jasmin King - Fashion Designer, Camden Black Creatives

  • Charles Trezise – Bruce - Footballer and 6th Form Student