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British Home Child Day - September 28th
« on: Tuesday 02 August 11 21:47 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

In case anyone has not seen or heard, the Ontario Government has passed a bill declaring September 28 British Home Child Day.

http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet&BillID=2489

For those in Ontario, make sure to check your area to see if events are planned.

Karen
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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 September 11 04:40 BST (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,557085.0.html

This is a thank-you for you KarenM - for ensuring we don't forget. I hope others post some great stories.

MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 September 11 13:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks Red!  I recently had an interview done with our local newspaper, just trying to get the stories out.


Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham
Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham
Shorter - Surrey
Dyer - Devon
Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland
Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 September 11 14:51 BST (UK) »
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham
Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham
Shorter - Surrey
Dyer - Devon
Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland
Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 September 11 14:58 BST (UK) »
TX for sharing that story KarenM.

I can't imagine what a frightening turn in a young person's life it would have been one of the home children.

TX for keeping the memory alive.
MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 September 11 16:33 BST (UK) »
Here's a link to a story about the day in Peterborough where they dedicated the new Monument with the childrens names on it that came to Hazelbrae Home there.

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3316009

Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham
Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham
Shorter - Surrey
Dyer - Devon
Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland
Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 October 11 01:33 BST (UK) »
That is fabulous, isn't it, that there is something to keep the memory alive andmaybe point out the actual history to those who may not know it. Perhaps the next step might be to post all the same names online for those searching, as they're obviously all listed now....
So little transparency for the poor descendants who want and need to know more...

argh, Karen that newspaper article is no longer up there!!!

ahhh, found it here now:
http://www.innisfilscope.com/news/2011-09-28/Front_Page/KIDS_Up_to_70000_children_settled_in_Ontario.html
Oh, and here you are, fo some reason posted elsewhere
http://www.innisfilscope.com/news/2011-09-28/Front_Page/SOFT_SPOT_FOR_BRITISH_HOME_CHILDREN_.html

awe ...and bonus I found your own wee one... ;D wow!
http://www.innisfilscope.com/news/2010-12-15/Sports_%28and%29_Leisure/Irish_dancer_skips_to_her_own_beat.html
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Re: British Home Child Day - September 28, 2011
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 October 11 22:43 BST (UK) »
 I've only just found out about home children ..

my great uncles i believe were  emigrated to canada  ...so new to this and am trying to track them down .....any  ideas!

the younger one joined the Canadian Infantry Manitoba regiment 8th Bn  and died during WW! in France,Frederick Barnes born 1894...his brother was Ernest Henry Barnes 1889 ..both born in england

any ideas greatfully received

emm
barnes  ..originated leicester  moved to birmingham in counties worcs  warwickshire  staffs aswell

early 1900 two brothers were 'emigrated' to Canada Frederick and Ernest Henry Barnes.....by Barnardos...have found them in 1916 census...frederick joined the canadian army and died during ww1

also looking for guy..prescott area mayber liverpool
mcgarels in prescot ...originated from ireland
others.. twist  moore hill cole adison vaughan leake eastman broadbent nicholls

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