Do you have links to the Windrush generation?


We'd love you to help us create an archive of stories, memories and objects connected with black history in Mansfield.

Enormous contributions have been made to Britain since our recovery from the Second World War by the Windrush generation and we invite you to learn about and celebrate this with us.

We are embarking on a project in which the people of Mansfield will be able to learn more about the area’s black history and celebrate the local and national contribution made by the Windrush generation through a new temporary exhibition ‘It Runs Through Us. The project will collate and give profile to existing research by Black History Ambassadors as well as undertake research to unearth hidden black history locally.

This event will acknowledge the vital contribution of immigration to the local economy and public services and the rich diversity of Mansfield’s communities over time.

As well as curating an exhibition we are looking to create an oral history archive and a short documentary. We are looking to make connection with local community groups to hear their stories.


Get in touch and help us preserve this heritage for years to come.

01623 463088

Published: 14th September 2022