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Liverpool Central Library

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William Brown Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW United Kingdom
0151 233 3069 https://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library/central-library/

November 2019

Discovering Emigrant Children

November 23, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW United Kingdom
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This event offers the unique chance to learn about the 90,000 orphaned British children who forcibly emigrated from the North-West of the UK to Canada between the 1860s and 1920s, as part of a wider scheme to deal with ‘problem’ or destitute children. The North West area of the UK faced particularly acute problems of poverty and deprivation at this time, which placed extreme pressures on the region and the problem of destitute children fell on local charities. In Manchester,…

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