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Celebrations take place to honour Windrush generation

Celebrations are taking place across the region to honour the contribution people from the West Indies have made since arriving in the UK in June 1948.

June 22 was the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 Credit: Press Association

Three days of festivities were taking place in Bradford. Today was a day of celebrations in Centenary Square.

Cetenary Square in Bradford Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Trish Cooke who is a multi-award winning author wrote the play Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Children at Horton Grange Primary School were taken on an interactive journey by playwright and author Trish Cooke who told them about the arrival of her parents and siblings in England, as well as giving them a valuable lesson to reflect on.

It is 71 years since around 500 migrants sailed into Tilbury Docks in Essex onboard the MV Empire Windrush. They were invited to the UK by the government to help rebuild the country in the aftermath of World War Two