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Memorial

Windrush fruit St Augustine's tower and Windrush fruit

Sculpture: 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

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Windrush fruit

Information Subjects commemorated

Empire Windrush

Liner, built in Hamburg with the name 'Monte Rosa' as a luxury cruise ship. M...

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Windrush fruit

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Art Fund

"Helping museums and galleries buy art for everyone to enjoy".  Previously kn...

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Create London

From their website: Create London commissions art and architecture in the pub...

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Hackney Council

Hackney Council was created in 1965 from the 3 Metropolitan Borough Councils ...

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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

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St Augustine's tower

The Gentle Author has great photos of this tower: outside, inside and the vie...

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