This event this year was to acknowledge and celebrate 70 years of the NHS in addition to also celebrating Windrush with the help of the internationally acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre. Rob Green performed a piece from their phenomenal ‘Windrush’ production.
Alford Garner who arrived on Empire Windrush and adopted Leeds as his home 70 years ago was recognised at the event. Alford has been recognised nationally and Internationally from the House of Commons to recognition within cities for his experience of the travel and settling here in Leeds so it would only seem fitting for the city who chose to stay him recognised such an iconic man.
The event hosted by comedy duo Robbie Gee and Eddie Nestor MBE alongside BBC Look North’s Abi Jaiyeola took place on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Leeds Town Hall.