book bristol pauper children

Bristol's Pauper Children

Author: Shirley Hodgson
Paperback, 256 pages
Published: 2017

£12.00 + postage & packing

A little-known chapter from Bristol’s past has been brought to life in this book which explores the plight of the city’s Victorian vagrant children.

An estimated 60,000 Canadians are believed to be descended from more than 1,500 orphaned, destitute and abandoned children who were sent to Canada in the belief they would have a better life.

The Bristol children were among about 100,000 child immigrants sent across the Atlantic between 1869 and 1939 from all over the UK; it is estimated that 12% of present-day Canadians are descended from these “British Home Children”.

The trials and tribulations faced by these poverty-stricken children is uncovered in this revealing book.

Where to purchase:
• From our stall on the GENfair website.
• By mail order. Please send an order form and payment to:

B&AFHS
39 Long Road
Mangotsfield
Bristol, BS16 9HW
United Kingdom

• By personal visit to the Research Room, members' meetings and family history fairs.

Methods of payment:
We accept payment in pounds sterling by cash or by cheque drawn on a UK bank. We are unable to accept foreign currency. Cheques should be made payable to: "Bristol & Avon Family History Society".

Mail order postage and packing:
UK, Channel Islands & Isle of Man: £2.55
Europe & Republic of Ireland: £7.10
Rest of World: £11.25