It has been suggested that approximately 118,000 children were sent to Canada from England, Scotland, Ireland, The Isle of Man and Wales under the Child Immigration scheme from 1863-1939. These boys and girls, ranging in age from toddlers to adolescents, were all unaccompanied by their parents, even though only two percent of them were true orphans. It is a story that has become the shame of Britain and destination countries like Canada. It is also a story that involves my late wife's grandmother and her two sisters.
Check out "Winifred Elizabeth Wood, A British Home Child" http://dicktheblogster1907.blogspot.ca
|My daughters Debbie, 8, and Cindy, 5, with their British Home Child|
great grandmother Winifred in a photo, circa 1970.