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The Voyage of the Empire Windrush

Passenger Sam King describes the journey from the Caribbean to England, the conditions on board and the concerns people had about finding a job in once they arrived.

In 1948 nearly 500 pioneers travelled from the Caribbean on the Empire Windrush. The passage cost £28, 10 shillings.

Passenger Sam King describes the conditions on board and the concerns people had about finding a job in England - and what life was like in their adopted country once they arrived.

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Sun 26 Jun 2011 14:50GMT

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