Windrush large jug - made to order

£195.00 / Made to Order

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We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks on 22nd June 1948 with this special jug featuring verse by Benjamin Zephaniah.

Decorated with drawings of the ship, its anchor, three of its passengers and the poet, by Brita Granström and Mick Manning, this jug brings the Sunderland lustre tradition of maritime imagery through the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries.

Lord Kitchener can be seen singing his famous calypso 'London is the Place for Me' on Pathe newsreels of the ship's arrival. Lord Woodbine, also a musician, settled in Liverpool, from where he took the young Beatles to Hamburg! Mona Baptiste travelled from Trinidad aged 19 and went on to a career as a singer and actor in Europe, and is the subject of Benjamin Zephaniah's children's book 'We Sang Across the Sea'.

The ship's anchor currently lies on the Mediterranean sea bed, but there is a campaign to have it located and returned to Britain.

£25 from the sale of this jug will go to the Windrush Foundation.

The jug has a capacity of over 4 pints and stands 8" high.

Transfer printed and decorated with pink or amber lustre.

The hand-made nature of our ware means that it is also subject to minor imperfections, just like those from the early C19 that are our inspiration).

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