From Discovery to Independence – FREE EVENT

June 23rd to August 12th.

At the Stratford Library first floor

Highlighting the Journey of Sugar from the Caribbean to the London Borough of Newham. From Discovery to Independence is a community partnership between the Tony Cheeseman Foundation and the National Archives via the Caribbean through a lens project. The images in this exhibition are taken from a broader collection of Foreign and Commonwealth Office images which was released in 2008. This initiative hopes to unearth missing stories and create more understanding from these public records.

One of the aims of the foundation is to preserve the heritage of the Caribbean communities in East London and in particular in the London Borough of Newham. Our committee selected the images in this exhibition to tell a story of sugar, Newham’s connection with sugar, and reflect on the colonial development of the British Caribbean from discovery to independence.