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Notting Hill Carnival


When the SS Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in 1948, it had on board two of Trinidad's great calypsonians – Lord Kitchener and Lord Beginner. Notting Hill Carnival remains one of the few homes for indigenous calypso left in Britain.