Friday, 28 September 2018

National Home Child Day

Today, 28 September, marks National Home Child Day in Canada.

It's gone international.

In the UK the Balsall Heath Local History Society at Balsall Heath Children’s Centre, 10 Malvern Street, will host a free workshop covering how to access the vast Middlemore Archives in Birmingham Library and other research materials: Passenger Lists; Census Data; Birth/Marriage/Death certificates; War Records; Newspaper Articles and useful websites.

 Patricia Roberts-Pichette, author of “Great Canadian Expectations – The Middlemore Experience” will be joining the meeting as guest skyper.

Back in Canada, in partnership with the Niagara Historical Society and the Niagara Museum, the British Home Child Group International will host an event to unveil a historical plaque erected in Rye Heritage Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake to remember Maria Rye, the first person to bring children to Canada as part of the child migrant scheme and to remember all the children who passed through its doors.

Several organizations have chosen to organize events for the weekend including at the Lost Villages Museum. Please contribute any further information as a comment.

3 comments:

ColeValleyGirl said...

Oh, I would have loved to get to Balsall Heath for this -- 3 of my grandfather's siblings were Middlemore children.

Unknown said...

We had a great workshop in Balsall Heath, Birmingham Uk today to celebrate National Home Child Day. Thank you for mentioning us.

Unknown said...

We had a great workshop in Balsall Heath, Birmingham Uk today to celebrate National Home Child Day. Thank you for mentioning us.