Windrush Scandal Survivor Oral History Interviews

Alexander Prospere

Alexander arrived in the UK in February 1961, aged 19. He obtained his British Passport in 1971 and it expired in 1981.  He paid £10 for the passport and £5 to register as British.  When it expired he was told he had to apply for a St Lucian passport and that was...

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Anonymous Windrush Survivor

Anonymous Windrush Survivor was born in the Eastern Caribbean and brought up by extended members of his family.  His father, who had been settled in the UK since the early 1960s had hoped 'Anon' would join the rest of the UK family when he was 15.  Unable to travel...

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Charlotte Tobierre

Charlotte Tobierre was born in Essex to parents of Saint Lucian and English heritage. She became an active member of Windrush Lives as she came increasingly aware of the problems that faced member of the Caribbean-descended communities. Her father, Thomas Tobierre,...

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Jerome Chew A Tow

Jerome Chew A Tow was born in British Guiana in the late 1930s and came to the UK when he was 18 years old on a British CUKC passport.  In 1972 on hearing that his mother was ill, Jerome decided to travel to Guyana.  He had been settled in the UK for 17 years...

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Richard Black

Richard Black was born in Saint Lucia and grew up in the UK. He found himself locked out and de facto stateless when he travelled with his then wife for an extended holiday in Trinidad. While overseas, his Home Office-issued passport expired. At around the same...

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Thomas Tobierre

Without a passport or birth certificate he initially found it difficult to provide that he’d been living in the UK for decades and thus unable to obtain the required document. Around the stay time his mother passed away and his wife was diagnosed with stage four...

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