The voyage of the Empire Windrush
Monday, 5 October
Hundreds of pioneering migrants travelled from the Caribbean to the UK on board the SS Empire Windrush in 1948. The passage cost £28,10 shillings.
Passenger Sam King described to Alan Johnston the conditions on board and the concerns people had about finding a job in England. He also talked about what life was like in their adopted country once they arrived.
This programme is a rebroadcast
Photo: The SS Empire Windrush. Credit:Press Association.