Thursday, 17 February 2011

Quarrier Children from Glasgow

There will be a presentation entitled “Scottish Home Children”, to be given by Lorraine & Gordon Reoch - who are both BIFHSGO and St Andrew's Society members, from Vernon, Ontario  - on Sunday 20th February at 2.30pm, at The Olde Forge Community Centre,  2730 Carling at Richmond in Ottawa. Details are shown below. 

A Scots tea will be provided afterwards. No charge for the presentation; a $5 voluntary donation for the 4 pm tea is suggested. Reservations appreciated - Hugh or Frances Reekie  - 613-728-5343 - h.reekie at ieee.org

Scottish Home Children  

The story of William Quarrier, his determination to help others, and the story of four home children that he sent to Osgoode Township, Ontario.  The four children - three boys and a girl - were orphaned at an early age and sent to Quarrier homes in Glasgow, Scotland.  Their next journey was to Canada -  with over a hundred other boys and girls.  Some placements were great -  but some left a lot to be desired.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I WAS IN THE HOMES FOR 11 YEARS FROM 1960 TO 1972 WILLIAM QUARRIERS HOMES WAS IN BRIDGE OF WEIR NEAR KILLMALCOM (KILMACOM)AND NOT GLASGOW I WAS THERE FOR THE CENTENARY AND I HOPE TO BE-THERE FOR THE 150 YEAR I WAS PUT INTO COTTAGE 38 WITH A MRS BURNS AND IF U TALK AFTER BED TIME YOU WHERE CALLED DOWN TO THE PARLOR AND GIVEN 6 OF THE BELT ALL I HAVE OF THAT PLACE IS COMTEMP FOR THE WAY U WHERE TREADED