National Windrush Monument
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LocationWaterloo Station, London, England
DesignerBasil Watson
TypeSculpture
MaterialBronze
Opening date2022
Dedicated dateWindrush generation

The National Windrush Monument is a bronze sculpture in Waterloo Station, London. It was created by Basil Watson. It was unveiled in June 2022 by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.[1] The monument memorialises the British West Indian immigrants who came to the United Kingdom on board HMT Empire Windrush in 1948, who subsequently became known as the Windrush generation.[2][3] The inscription accompanying the monument lists the members of the Windrush Committee who commissioned the sculpture and a poem "You Called..and we came" written by Professor Laura Serrant OBE.

References

  1. ^ "Windrush generation 'moved to tears' as monument unveiled in London". The Guardian. 23 June 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Basil Watson chosen to design national Windrush Monument". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2022-05-02.
  3. ^ "The perfect storm: Basil Watson creates the National Windrush Monument | Art UK". artuk.org. 2022-06-22. Retrieved 2022-06-25.