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Image: Charles Dawkins (1920-1986) and fellow West Indian WW2 RAF servicemen c. 1945. Photo Courtesy the Dawkins family.

November 4th — 26th

Local and Family History Library
Leeds Central Library,

Exhibition on the lives of Jamaican WW2 veterans of Leeds. Held to coincide with Remembrance Sunday, the exhibition will include photography, keepsakes and memories gathered over the

years by the families of those who, pre-Windrush, formed the beginnings of the city’s Black community.

Opening times:
Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm.

Admission: FREE

In partnership with Leeds Libraries and generously supported by Leeds Civic Trust Community Heritage Fund.

Image: first row from back: Jamaica Society Leeds early member, Marcus ‘Roy’ Mitchell (1926-2011) with his predominantly West Indian RAF squadron c. 1945.