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Windrush Portraits Go Live Around the City

To celebrate Windrush 75, the Jamaica Society Leeds in partnership with St Kitts & Nevis Association Leeds are honouring the Windrush Generation of Leeds with a series of public installations across the city. The portraits will be seen across the city on 19 June with selected digital billboards going live on 22 June.

We are featuring 75 images to mark 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush and among those being honoured is Leeds resident Alford Gardner, one of the original passengers on the HMT Empire Windrush, who boarded the ship in Kingston, Jamaica. 97-year-old, Alford is one of only two known Caribbean-born Windrush passengers living today in the UK. As a city, we honour Alford and the hundreds of thousands more who came to rebuild post war Britain.

You can find our Windrush portraits at these locations across Leeds.

  1. Swinegate / inner city loop – LS1 4AG
  2. Wellington Street under the inner ring road eastbound – LS1 4RF
  3. Brudenell Road at the corner with Chestnut Avenue – LS6 1BD
  4. Royal Park near the Royal Park pub – LS6 1NY
  5. Bank Street, Trinity shopping centre – LS1 5AT
  6. Leeds University/Blenheim Terrace – LS2 3AR
  7. Chapeltown Road / Mexborough Grove – LS7 3DX
  8. New Road, Horsforth, outside Tesco Express – LS18 4QD
  9. Britannia Road, Morley, near the Mermaid Fish Restaurant – LS27 0BA
  10. Roseville Road, on display along the road – LS8 5DR
  11. Leeds Bradford Airport – LS19 7TU
  12. Kirkgate Market event space – LS2 7HY
  13. Clay Pit Lane Town, Sheepscar interchange – LS7 2AA
  14. Kirkstall Road / A65 – LS3 1LH
  15. Digital touch screens and defibrillator stations across the city centre