On this page you will find a range of classroom resources reflecting the experiences of our black and minority ethnic communities in Wiltshire which can be used in conjunction with the sound clips and animated films. As well as supporting the teaching of Black History these resources can be used across the curriculum, and key stages, as inspirational source materials for creative writing, the performing and visual arts, and as part of students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The Wiltshire Remembers the Windrush Generation resources include photographs from the History Centre's archive and local studies collections, written resources plus teachers' notes and lesson ideas. These build on the original SEEME project which collected 30 life stories from the African Caribbean community in Wiltshire. Many of the interviews were conducted by young people including 6th form students from 2 local schools and undergraduates from UWE. The complete interviews together with transcripts are available at Wiltshire and Swindon Archives.
On this page you can find:
- Biographies of some of the people interviewed for the SEEME project
- Transcripts for the 3 animated films
- Information on early black presence in Wiltshire
- Information on Bowyers
- Links to other websites with similar content
Click on the names below to open a word document containing a biography of that person, based on the full interview held at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.
Click on the link below for a word document containing a transcript for that animated film.
Early Black Presence
Research into the documents held at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre has shown black presence in the county since the 16th century. Click here for a list of all the documents found so far containing references to black people living in Wiltshire. Click here for a narrative of early black presence in Wiltshire.
Click here for a brief history of the Bowyers factory in Trowbridge.
Links to other sites:
Legacies of British Slave-ownership - a searchable database
Windrush: Arrival 1948 - searchable passenger list for MV Empire Windrush