On their own - Britain's child migrants

Herbert's bible - a memento of the old country

Cover of an old bible

Following their belief in rescue and salvation, sending organisations gave child migrants bibles before they left. Herbert’s bible was supplied by the British and Foreign Bible Society, one of the largest bible distributors in the world.

Lent by Marion Brown

detail of label from the cover of the bible, with Herbert Ernest's name and the date he received it


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