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Duggie's Ramblings

Duggie's Ramblings - January 2023

23rd January 2023 | Letters, People

This year 2023, there is a Diamond Jubilee celebration-in June (early notification!) What is the reason? It is the 75th anniversary of the first arrival of the Windrush generation from the West Indies; so named because the first newcomers travelled to the United Kingdom by sea aboard HMT (His Majesty's Transport) Windrush; they were invited to come and settle, by the then Labour government, for there were many employment vacancies. The year was 1948; they continued to come under this government scheme until 1951. To meet the requirements of the post war recovery, particularly, the needs of the newly created NHS adults and children travelled on one passport. The Second World War in Europe had only ended in May 1945.

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Dear Editor - Open Churches

23rd January 2023 | Letters

Thank you for the series on our district churches. We were particularly pleased to see the articles regarding Kings Norton and Gaulby. But saddened to read the anonymous letter regarding church visiting which particularly mentioned access at Kings Norton. 

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