Monument for Windrush Generation – Anchors of HMT Empire Windrush


The event is organised by The Ubele Initiative and Patrick Vernon OBE.

It will be a consultation to develop public support for the campaign to recover the Empire Windrush anchors as an alternative monument to acknowledge the contribution of the Windrush Generation and migration in Britain.



Host: Michael Hamilton Programme Director, The Ubele Initiative

Windrush Generation and contribution of migrants and impact of Windrush Scandal/Windrush Day

Patrick Vernon OBE, a child of the Windrush Generation and campaigner for national Windrush Day and Windrush Scandal.

Proposed plans to salvage HMT Empire Windrush Anchors

David L. Mearns OAM, one of the world’s most experienced and successful deep-sea shipwreck hunters, has agreed to lead the search for the wreck and anchor recovery. In his career, David has located 25 major shipwrecks with an overall success rate of 90% and has been awarded five Guinness World Records, including one for locating the deepest shipwreck ever found at 5,762 metres.

Preservation of the Empire Windrush Anchors

Jessica Berry is founder and CEO of MAST which is an award-winning maritime archaeologist, created to investigate and protect Britain’s rich maritime heritage. Since its formation in 2010 MAST has managed some of the most ambitious marine archaeology projects ever conducted in the UK.

Legacy of Windrush

Cllr Sonia Winifred Cabinet Member for Culture and Equalities for Lambeth Council

Cllr Carole Williams Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Equalities, Hackney Council Representative from BCA

Catherine Ross Founder, National Caribbean Museum


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