My Windrush Story

Portraits of Bernice O’garro taken during The Real Selfie Project

I remember coming over from Montserrat and I remember coming on the boat. I was seven years old and I’m 66 now. I’ve worked all my life in Hackney, I’m a Hackney person.

I remember my school days and I remember how it was in the Sixties. It was good and it was bad. I remember the snow, the furnishings, going shopping.

The Windrush were brought in because they needed help in Britain. They needed help to clear Britain up but now that it’s cleared up they want to throw us out again. So I think that is wrong. The Windrush are part of the Caribbean, so we should be accepted as we are.