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The Journey of the Windrush 70 Stamps produced in 2018

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The journey of the Windrush Stamps.

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01 Tue May, 2018

The stamps were commissioned and designed by Kingsway Project, then approved and produced by Royal Mail for the Windrush 70 Celebration in 2018.

In 2018 the request to Royal Mail for a commemorative stamps to mark the 70th anniversary of the Windrush voyage was rejected.

https://www.change.org/p/the-royal-mail-we-need-a-commemorative-stamp-to-celebrate-70th-anniversary-of-the-windrush-5e4b0c08-1e7d-4387-9ad4-2056242d5a74

A parliamentary petition for the stamps was declined as it was not considered a matter for the government.

We need a commemorative stamp to celebrate 70th anniversary of The Windrush – Petitions (parliament.uk)

However, in 2018, Royal mail announced they had a project for companies to design and have customised stamps. This provided Kingsway Project with the opportunity to commission the Windrush 70 Royal Mail stamps.

The production of these Windrush 70 stamps in 2018 marked 70 years of Windrush, commemorating and preserving its rich and fascinating legacy for future generations. The Windrush stamps were commissioned and designed by Kingsway Project, then approved and produced by Royal Mail as part of the Windrush 70 Celebration in 2018.

The official launch of the Windrush Stamps 70 and the Windrush Activity Book was held on Friday 11 May 2018 in the Chamberlain Room at The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham. In attendance was a local Councillor, Paulette Hamilton members of the community, BBC Midlands Today and the Phoenix Newspaper.

Pupils from local schools participated in a ‘Design A Mug Competition’ to commemorate Windrush 70. The winner was announced at the launch and their design was displayed at a local library. The winning artwork was also one of the designs for the Windrush 70 commemorative mug collection.

Kingsway Project Windrush 70 Project work also included producing:

A Windrush Activity Book, producing large and small Windrush exhibitions across the UK in museums, community spaces, shopping centres, schools, churches and libraries, being a part of the committee organising the Windrush service at Westminster Abbey, producing a Windrush short video to inform people of Windrush and for community engagement sessions held across the UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwHGF… , producing a book with the story of seniors who came to the UK from 1948 with reflections from the first to fourth generation, visiting and working staff at Tilbury Docks, in Essex, producing tea towels, jigsaw puzzles, postcards, fridge magnets and mugs as commemorative pieces for Windrush.

https://www.change.org/p/the-royal-mail-we-need-a-commemorative-stamp-to-celebrate-70th-anniversary-of-the-windrush-5e4b0c08-1e7d-4387-9ad4-2056242d5a74

A parliamentary petition for the stamps was declined as it was not considered a matter for the government.

https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/209996

However, in 2018, Royal mail had a project for companies to design and have customised stamps.  This provided Kingsway Project with the opportunity to commission the Windrush 70 Royal Mail stamps.

The production of these Windrush stamps in 2018 marked 70 years of Windrush, commemorating and preserving its rich and fascinating legacy for future generations.

The Journey of the Windrush Stamp 2018


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    Kingsway Project is a voluntary organisation, with strong evidence of effectively working with Youths, Women’s groups and Seniors successfully by conducting community events, training and consultations. Our aim is to enhance cohesion, and empower the community to be active citizens through community events, education and training.

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