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Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings

Tony Fairweather / Ben Onwukwe
After World War Two England was on her knees so the call went out to the British Empire for volunteers to help rebuild the 'Mother Country'. Young men and women from different Caribbean islands were quick to respond paying the considerable sum of £28.10s to board HMT Empire Windrush - the 'ship of dreams' that would take them to their new lives. The motives and back-stories of these West Indian people is a key part of the Windrush story one that has never been fully told. This powerful narrative reveals what happened on board that ship which was packed with young excited people who had never before left their parents their parishes - let alone their islands. In the course of the memorable two-week voyage there were parties friendships made and broken fights gambling racism sex - and discussions of God and love.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st June 2023
  • Duration 10 Hrs. 18 Mins.