Saturday, 28 April 2018

A story of British Home Children in just 20 objects nu 14 .......... bound for Canada

A story of British Home Children in just 20 objects which are in no particular order, have been selected purely at random and will reflect one of many different stories.

Anyone who wants to nominate their own is free to do so, just add a description in no more than 200 words and send it to me.

The image from the Together Trust collection carries the title "On Board."

The Manchester and Salford Boys’ and Girls’ Refuges like other organisations looking after destitute and abandoned children sent young people to Canada.

Picture; courtesy of the Together Trust,


  1. I dont have a story other than to say that growing up in an area close to Manchester and Salford our mother would threaten us with sending us away on a ship called the Callio if we misbehaved.There was a letter on the mantlepiece that she threatened to post, to keep us in line.I wonder if this had anything to do with the kids that were sent away.

  2. I have been helping a friend for over 2 years try to find her grandfather who came to Canada as a BHC we think in 1892. Walter William Mills. We have done DNA and have written to almost every organization that brought children to Canada. Mills is a very popular name. Just a couple of weeks ago, as a last resort I sent a friend in Scotland all the information I had and she came back with new information that fits Walter life style. Walter was born with a back defect and was a tailor by trade. Looks like we are looking at a completely different Walter with a different birthdate. We have now resent the information to the organization and hoping they have information on this Walter. My friend is going to England in June so we are hoping she has the documents, so if possible she will visit the area that he grew.

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