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8,100 Home Children stayed in Stratford

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

26 Jun 2010
Annie Macpherson moved to London, England from Glasgow, Scotland in the mid-1860s to further her training as an educator… her experiences with poor children in the city’s East End changed her plans… With her sisters Louisa Birt and Rachel Merry she operated a child emigration organization from 1870– 1925 with homes in Belleville, Galt and then Stratford and Knowlton, Que. Some of the very youngest were adopted and treated as family. More often these children were used as low-cost farm labourers or domestic servants. They were called Home Children.

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