Road renamed to honour Windrush

Story by Norman Wynter

Following petitioning from Sheffield and District African & Caribbean Community Association (SADACCA), a local road will be named Windrush Road in honour of the Caribbean immigrants who moved to the city and worked in its industries.

Nadia Jama presented the petition to the full council meeting in June. She said:

“In many cities up and down the country there is recognition of the contribution made by diverse communities in the renaming of streets or buildings, so we call upon Sheffield Council to find a suitable road within the Wicker Area and rename it Windrush Road.”

The council approved the proposal and are currently looking into what street could be appropriately renamed. It is hoped that one near to the SADACCA building can be found.

A national Windrush Day was established last year to honour the people who came to Britain from the Caribbean in 1948 to help rebuild Britain. It will be held annually on 22nd June, the date the HMT Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex.