"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Workhouse Home Child

Dawn Heuston created this video in honour of her grandfather, William, sister Eliza and her
great uncle Harry Parker and as Dawn says all BHC's who overcame so much - it's marvellous!

You are a talent to behold Dawn...from Gail Collins

Dawn writes:

A digital story in honour of my great uncle whom I discovered while doing my family tree. I discovered he was a British Home Child that was sent by Dr Barnardo's Home to Canada in 1910. He went on to enlist in both our great wars.

If interested in booking the Memory Quilt to display in your area, please contact the designer at gcollen@sympatico.ca

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