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.


Tuesday 26 February 2013 19:17 GMT

Hello, my grandmother came to Canada in 1915 aboard the Corsican.Does anyone have any pics of the ship? I would be so grateful. ty

Clara farley

Sunday 24 February 2013 02:01 GMT

My father came to Australia from England in 1938 on the ss Orford he was a Northcotian his name was Dennis Seagrove sadly he is not with us anymore , never said a lot about England.


Thursday 21 February 2013 00:56 GMT

I was a child migrant Came out with my brother in jan 1953 on the SS Chitral, Went to the Swan Homes in Perth I wish I could find others from thereLeft 5 brothers and a sister behind in england

Nycki Murray

Thursday 07 February 2013 14:19 GMT

Hi. I am seeking information on my husband's father. His name is Albert Murray. All we have is his death certificate. No photographs. We were told his birthdate is 19th December 1944. He left London in January 1955 and came to Australia on the Strathaird. I would love to be able to put together a book for my husband and our children. I am hoping somebody will be able to help me find more information.

Louise Beamont

Tuesday 15 January 2013 01:42 GMT

Hello Everyone - we are currently making a documentary for the BBC and are really keen to find out more about child migration from the people who went through this experience. We would really appreciate the chance to tell you more about our project. Please could you get in touch? I can be contacted at louise.beamont@blakeway.tv or on 0207 428 5000. Many thanks, Louise Beamont, Blakeway Productions

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