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.

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Monday 17 October 2011 02:54 GMT

It was a great exhibit but it was really sad to hear of what happened to many kids.

K Chatwin

Monday 17 October 2011 02:54 GMT



Monday 17 October 2011 02:53 GMT

Great exhibition. Very sad and moving. Was not aware of child immigration until 2011! My heart goes out to these people whose childhood innocence was taken away.


Sunday 16 October 2011 20:12 GMT

My Dad was sent to Canada by Barnardos in 1921 on SS Minnedosa from Liverpool. He stayed for 15 years with a kind family then came back to England in 1936. He named my sister after one of the children of the family. I found them in 2000 and visited 3 times at the same farm my Dad lived on. He had lost contact with them but they never forgot him. He was one of the lucky ones, they treated him like family, and did the same with me. He didn't talk much about it but through Barnardos I now know the reason why he was sent and that it probably saved his life.


Friday 14 October 2011 04:36 GMT

People of today should come here to see how migrants had it hard.

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