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Windrush fruit

St Augustine's tower and Windrush fruit Windrush fruit

Erection date: 2/10/2021

Inscription

{On a pavement plaque:}
Veronica Ryan
Custard Apple (Annonaceae)
Breadfruit (Moraceae)
Soursop (Annonaceae)
2021

Hackney Council has commissioned these artworks as a permanent symbol of honour, respect and commitment to the Windrush Generations, their legacy and contribution to life in Hackney today.

Curated and produced by Create London. Commission made possible with Art Fund support.

The plaque is laid into the paving to the east of the fruit. Reading our photo left to right: Soursop, Custard Apple, 
Breadfruit.

The Guardian reported that this is the first permanent artwork to honour the Windrush generation in the UK.

Site: St Augustine's tower and Windrush fruit (2 memorials)

E8, Mare Street, St John's Church Gardens

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Windrush fruit

Subjects commemorated Information

Empire Windrush

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Windrush fruit

Created by Information

Art Fund

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Create London

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Hackney Council

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Veronica Ryan

Veronica Maudlyn Ryan was born 1956 in Montserrat. She moved to London with h...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Windrush fruit

Also at this site Information

St Augustine's tower

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