The Baroness Floella Benjamin-chaired Windrush Commemoration Committee has confirmed that the permanent Windrush monument will be heading to London’s Waterloo Station.
The Lib Dem peer guest-edited The Big Issue’s special Windrush edition earlier this month, aiming to “give hope to future generations” and mark the first-ever Windrush Day on Saturday.
Baroness Floella Benjamin tells LBC why Waterloo Station was specifically chosen for a new Monument dedicated to the Windrush Generation.#WindrushDaypic.twitter.com/LCTaRRqZNj
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And Baroness Benjamin OBE and the rest of the committee have also joined Prime Minister Theresa May in confirming the location of the monument, which will head to Waterloo after being picked out of a list of potential sites.
Now the committee will begin the search for a designer to create a “lasting, fitting” £1 million tribute to the Windrush generation and their descendants 71 years on from when the HMT Empire Windrush arrived on British shores.
“Having a Windrush monument located at Waterloo Station where thousands of Windrush pioneers – including children like myself – first arrived in London, will be a symbolic link to our past as we celebrate our future,” said Baroness Benjamin.