This is a space where we will be sharing a collection of the audio and video recordings that were produced for broadcast on Gold Dust radio as part of the Museum’s Windrush Day 2020 commemorations. It is intended to be a growing digital archive for gathering and sharing voices and stories from Reading’s Caribbean community. Discover all the recordings below.
Glen Dennis is a former Deputy Mayor of Reading. Here, he gives an account of the meaning of Windrush Day from his perspective as a lifelong community activist.
Reading man Jeff ‘De Admiral’ Hinds is regarded as amongst the leading calypso performers this country has produced. In this special video for Windrush Day 2020, he gives a pitch-perfect rendition of the calypso standard ‘London is the Place for Me’.
Jeff Jones is the chairperson of Reading’s Caribbean Associations Group, the driving force behind this year’s Windrush Day project. Here, he gives a message of goodwill on the occasion of Windrush Day 2020.
Lana Newton was an international top-class athlete who represented Great Britain in field events. In this video, she shares some of her golden memories.
Mary Genis is the Director of the music charity CultureMix, a Reading organisation that supports the creative development of young people through the arts. Mary is one of the leading figures in the UK steel pan music scene, and here she shares her expert knowledge of the history of this tradition.
His Excellency Mr Milton Inniss is the chairperson this year of Caricom, the organisation that represents all Caribbean Islands’ community and diaspora in the UK. Here, he gives a special greeting to the people of Reading on the occasion of Windrush Day 2020.