A cricket-loving station assistant named in the King’s Birthday Honours helped commemorate Windrush Day.

Siggy Cragwell, Thameslink's oldest employee at 84, was a guest of honour at the Windrush Memorial event at Waterloo station on June 21.

The station assistant, who lives in Hampstead and works at Elstree & Borehamwood station, was last month awarded a British Empire Medal in the King's Birthday Honours for his services to the railway.

Siggy played a vital role in the ceremony by laying a wreath at the National Windrush Memorial created to honour those who left their country to help Britain’s post-war recovery.

The gathering at the memorial was blessed by Railway Chaplain the Rev Christopher Henley.

At the event, Siggy said: "Today was special.

"This commemorates all those who came before me.

"They wanted people to work here and came to us in Barbados to recruit us.

"I'm here because I love this country and what it's done for me."

Mr Cragwell, who migrated from Barbados in 1962, started working on the railways the day after his arrival in Britain.

He started work as a steam train cleaner and has served for more than six decades.

The 84-year-old has been recognised for his contributions to the railway industry, having received two lifetime achievement awards. He also plays cricket for Enfield-based Holtwhites-Trinibis CC.