The Barnardo Boys
Thousands of British 'Home Children' were shipped to Canada as child labourers in a plot right out of Dickens
Publisher: Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Canada
Date Written: 28/04/2014
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16535
Between 1868 and the 1930s, more than 100,000 destitute children in Great Britain were shipped off to Canada. An estimated two-thirds of the Home Children, as they were known, were under the age 14.