Tag: SS Empire Windrush

Windrush and the roots of immigration

I can’t find out  how many trips it made to the West Indies.  Probably not more than four as the last mention  of this ship was when it caught fire and sunk in the Mediterranean in March 1954.
In 1948 the key to non-British immigration was provided by the British Nationality Act. This made provision for British nationality and for citizenship of the UK and its Colonies