This August’s festival will mark 75 years since HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks

The organiser of Notting Hill carnival has said the mistreatment of the Windrush generation is a “dark stain on our history”, as the world famous festival prepares to honour people who moved from the Caribbean to the UK in the aftermath of the second world war.

The three-day carnival in west London at the end of August will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks. Members of the Windrush generation helped found the Caribbean carnival in the late 1950s, the forerunner of today’s festival.

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