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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Friday 14 October 2011 04:34 GMT

My sister in law was in a Dr Barnardo’s home in London 1943-1957. Her experiences there have coloured her whole life and perception of herself. She was to be sent to Australia but because she wet the bed was not sent. She was always told she had no relations. When the law was changed and she was given limited information she eventually found her brother (my husband) by going through birth, death and marriage records in London. Even her name was changed. She was told we have too many Dorothys, you must be Zoe. Thank you for this display, may it bring peace and closure for those involved.


Friday 14 October 2011 04:26 GMT

Hard to believe - how could they (adults) do that to children - just children - some as young as 4!! It is heartbreaking - the video showing a middle aged woman meeting her elderly mum for the first time moved me to tears.


Friday 14 October 2011 04:24 GMT

Very stunning to see how the children were treated in Australia! This exhibition is sure worth a visit.


Friday 14 October 2011 04:18 GMT

A very well presented exhibition. Most interesting record of a very sad period in our history.

Matthew Jones

Friday 14 October 2011 04:17 GMT

This is something I never knew about. Very interesting and moving exhibition.

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