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Preston Black History Group recognised for Windrush book

Posted on - 29th August, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston News, Proud Preston, UCLan
Preston’s Black History Group Chair Clinton Smith with UCLan’s Jenny Webster and Professor Alan Rice at the book launch
Preston’s Black History Group Chair Clinton Smith with UCLan’s Jenny Webster and Professor Alan Rice at the book launch

A Preston community history book has received national recognition.

“England is my Home” Windrush Lives in Lancashire was highly commended by the Alan Ball Local History Awards 2022.

The award presentation was delayed until this month for a variety of reasons including the impact of Covid, numerous travel disruptions, and diary congestion.

The book is the product of a collaboration between Preston Black History Group (PBHG), the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), and the Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX).

It was distributed to civic authorities and policymakers.

Read more: Windrush book tells stories of move to Lancashire in the 1950s and 60s

The chair of PBHG, Clinton Smith, said: “I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to everyone involved in this project.

“It’s another great achievement for the Preston Black History Group and Partners.”

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