Just wanted to thank you for sharing your beautiful postcards! How wonderful that you have these! I've recently been searching for family in the UK. Have luck in some areas but brick walls in others. Just found out that my grandfather was a 'home child' sent to Canada at the age of 10. Cannot imagine what it was like for these children. Thank Heavens my immediate family has never experienced anything like that. Keep up your wonderful blog.
Thank you so, so much! No, I cannot imagine being sent so far away from home at such a young age. How horrible it must have been for him. That was because of the war, right? What a difficult choice for his parents to make!
Sorry, I just looked it up. "Home Children" were children sent to Canada between 1869 and the 1930s because they were orphaned, abandoned or poor. How horrible for them all. If anyone out there is interested, the Canadian Archives has a page on its website: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-children-1869-1930/Pages/home-children.aspx
Although some of them had positive experiences and likely lived better lives than they would have, a lot of them had bad experiences, too.
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