On their own ? Britain?s child migrants

Message board - share your memories

Are you a former child migrant? Or has your family been affected by child migration from Britain to Commonwealth countries. We would love to hear from you. Please share your memories on our message board.

Please read these notes before you add a message. Anything posted on this message board may be used in publicity related to the exhibition.

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Jane Trickett

Tuesday 27 January 2015 01:04 GMT

I am trying to find out about Emily Jane Arnold a sister of my grandfathers-sent to Canada through the Barnardos Scheme Emily arrived on the SS TUNISIAN in Quebec on the 29th July in 1900.The latest information I have is that she married Harry-Henry Brault in May 1911 in Toronto at the time of the marriage they were both residents of Peterborough.I have been trying to find out what happened to Emily since 1986 so any information would be very gratefully received.Thank you.

Julie McCann

Monday 12 January 2015 21:36 GMT

I have spent two days going through the materials on this website in order to produce lesson plans. The stories are incredibly powerful and moving and I think that they will support children in classrooms today in developing empathy and creating awareness of history, culture and society. Many philosophical questions are raised about how we live alongside one another and create space and opportunities for others, particularly those with least power or voice, to truly flourish. I think that at least a whole term's learning could easily come from this exhibition. Thank-you for enabling me to learn about Britain's Child Migrants.

Sydney Eaton

Monday 12 January 2015 21:36 GMT

My grandfather came to Canada in 1888 on the Sardinian. He was in the care of Mrs. Birt from Liverpool Sheltering Home. His father died at age 30, leaving my great grandmother destitute. I am trying to find the names of his brothers and sisters who also came over. Looking for family in England and in Canada.

Marge Baker

Wednesday 31 December 2014 16:34 GMT

We are looking for information on a brother and sister, Florence and Albert Annis who went to Marchmont Home in Belleville, Ontario in 1902. We have immigration records but was wondering what other records there are available.

Tony Chambers

Saturday 18 October 2014 10:42 GMT

Congradulations Liverpool maritime museum UK for hosting the "ON THEIR OWN British child migration exhibition: As a former child migrant sent to New Zealand in 1951 arrival 52. This venue will help in broadening the informatation of us social historic migrant children sent to some old Empire countries now viewed in these latter days. Tony.

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