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Bristol’s Pauper Children
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.
Author: Shirley Hodgson
Paperback, 256 pages
6 in stock
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.