Episode One - New Beginnings in Bradford

Echoes of the Caribbean

16-10-2023 • 30 mins

Welcome to "Echoes of the Caribbean," the podcast that delves into the vibrant and poignant stories of West Indian migrants who embarked on a transformative journey to start a new life in Bradford, during the 1950s and 1960s.

In this series, we will take you on a captivating journey through time, tracing the footsteps of those who left their home in search of a better life, in the mother country and forged a new community in industrial Yorkshire.

We are students at Oastlers School in Bradford.  As part of Black History Month we have teamed up with Checkpoint, Bradford’s West Indian Community Group and the charity Digital Advantage to share with you some of Bradford’s Black History.

In 1986 volunteers at Checkpoint recorded the memories of elder members of the community talking about their experiences over the previous three decades settling into a new way of life in Yorkshire.

In this first of three episodes we look at the first impressions of the Windrush Generation as they began a new life in Bradford.


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