Yiwae Highlights / Legacy
109 years since World War One, 84 years since World War Two, 75 years since the SS Empire Windrush docked in England and 60 years since the BUMIDOM in France. Each of these events in history has impacted so many families. We explore the historical events around your family legacies to undercover / document your history with you. Culture is unique to so many and at Y.I.W.A.E we assist in making sense of your place in Time
ENGLAND – Before Windrush
Many of our families migrated to the UK years before the arrival of the EMPIRE WINDRUSH
Deeply rooted within Britain before this time, African & Caribbean/Black peoples have been the backbone of the nation…which is not different to any historical period.
Facing hard time whilst providing for families here and abroad bringing with them skills to improve: Education/Educators, Housing, Economics, NHS, Transport, Factories, Fashion: Seamtresses/Tailors, Food, Music, Politics, Entertainment and so much more influence has been made by our communities.
The Sons of Albert Carty RAF WW2
Here are the sons of Albert Carty. Each Son developed his own skills and became an integral part of the land they called home. Again their legacies meant they could provide for their families and provide a foundation for them to build upon to build a new culture within the generations to follow.
For more info on WW2 go to www.blackpoppyrose.org
Albert Carty No2 Construction Battalion WW1
My distance cousin Albert Carty served for Canada to support Britain in WW1. His efforts meant he could provide for his family for the future. We are grateful he returned from the war with his life. His legacy continued on as his 5 sons also served for Canada to support Britain in WW2.
We can assist you and your families to trace you War veterans who served world-wide.
For more info on WW1 go to www.blackpoppyrose.org
Families Born and Bred in the UK
Caribbean, African, Asian peoples have migrated for centuries.
Wherever we go we bring our stories, faith, celebrations, expressiveness…During what is now known as the ‘Windrush Era: 1948 – 1971 our communities faced Teddy Boys, Racism, Exclusion, Abuse and more. On top of the emotional imbalances from loss, movements, separation and assimilation into a new world. Our communities are not remembering the stories that have provided the foundations for what we have today. We would like to assist in making sense to the dynamics we are experiencing around identity and culture.