Sculptures honouring Windrush generation unveiled at Waterloo and Hackney

A national monument paying tribute to the Windrush generation is being unveiled at London’s Waterloo station

as well as two sculptures outside Hackney Town Hall.

A statue of a man, woman and child in their Sunday

best standing on top of suitcases will be revealed at Waterloo Station on Wednesday to mark Windrush Day.

It’s the work of Jamaican artist and sculptor Basil Watson, who said he was “truly honoured” to have been chosen.

The Government said the artwork will serve as

permanent place of reflection and inspiration and be a visible statement of our shared history and heritage

The Government funded £1 million for the project.

two permanent sculptures by artist Thomas J Price will also be unveiled on Wednesday outside Hackney Town Hall in honour of the Windrush generation.