28 September 2012

British Home Child Day in Ontario

Today, 28 September, is British Home Child Day in Ontario. Up to 70,000 of these children settled in Ontario. To increase awareness descendants of home children are invited to share their stories on the Ministry of Children and Youth Services website at http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/britishhomechildday/index.aspx.

Also view the new video at  youtu.be/AQb3RcMl778

via Susan Davis of BIFHSGO and Sarah Yoo of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Communications and Marketing Branch

While many home children had a tough time many also made a success of their lives, more so than could have been expected in the UK. The story of a very successful home child is told toward the end of this interview, starts after 5 minutes,  with Debra Chatfield of Find My Past.

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