A rosebush for the Windrush generation
Two rosebushes have been planted alongside the Windrush memorial plaque at West Green Common, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush, which brought the first Caribbean immigrants to the UK.
Haringey has a proud Caribbean heritage and the space at the Tottenham park was first dedicated to Caribbean settlers in the area in 1998, with a special plaque alongside a rose garden.
Last week's ceremony saw Haringey Council Leader Cllr Joseph Ejiofor and Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Gina Adamou gather with local residents and dignitaries for a planting ceremony to return roses to the site.
Cllr Ejiofor said:
“Haringey has a rich Caribbean heritage, going right back to the first arrivals from Empire Windrush. I am delighted to commemorate their contribution to our community by planting these roses in their name. I hope they will serve as a long-lasting legacy for future generations.”
West Green Common has also recently been improved with a new café, pathways and connection to Downhills Park.
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