This summer, families can meet Sydney Charles Lewis – a Tube Guard on the East London Line in the 1970’s. His father came over on Windrush in the 1950’s and he is following in his footsteps – maybe he too will one day become a driver!
In 1799 Marc Brunel arrived in England, after leaving his home in France. Once here, he married and had two children. England became his home. He was knighted by Queen Victoria and his son Isambard went onto to be named on of the Greatest Britons in 2002 poll. In 1948, many from the Caribbean did the same, leaving their homes and families, in response to a call from the ‘Mother Country’, to become doctors, nurses – and tube drivers.
Marc Brunel’s greatest achievement was the Thames Tunnel, the worlds first successful tunnel under a navigable river. Today it is still in use by London Underground. Many of those who travel and use it are descended from those who came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation. This summer, families can meet one such person. Sydney Charles Lewis a Tube Guard on the East London Line in the 1970’s. His father came over on Windrush in the 1950’s and he is following in his footsteps – maybe he too will one day become a driver!
- Performances at: 11.15, 12.15, 2.15pm, 3.15
- Entry is free but pre-booking is suggested
- Suitable for children aged 7-11, but older and younger siblings welcome!