Local Black history celebrated in new exhibition at RUH

An exhibition celebrating the Windrush generation is now on display at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH) NHS Foundation Trust, coinciding with October’s Black History Month.

The Bath Windrush: Past, Present and Future exhibition was initially created for the 75th anniversary of HMT Windrush, the landmark voyage from the Caribbean, earlier this summer.

It has been kindly loaned to the RUH by the Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association (BEMSCA) for the whole of October.

The fabric panels celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants, while highlighting some of the challenges faced too.

Deputy Chief Executive Libby Walters said: “We are thankful for the commitment and contribution that the Windrush generation has made to our community, and to their descendants too. It’s true to say that the NHS simply wouldn’t exist without the hard work and dedication of a diverse and talented workforce.

“We know there’s still work to do to ensure that every single person knows and feels that they matter at the RUH, and we are committed to making that a reality.”

You can also hear more from people from the Windrush generation and their descendants in the short film created in July for the 75th anniversary:

Watch the film