Discovering Emigrant Children
|21 November 2019
|17:30 - 19:30
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Who is it for:
|University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
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, Protestant Sunday school teachers and philanthropists Leonard Shaw and Richard Taylor established the Manchester Refuge, which sent over 2,100 children to Canada between 1872 and 1925. Listen to important new research on child emigration from Dr Charlotte Wildman and Dr Eloise Moss from the University of Manchester and find out more about the work of the Manchester Refuge and the process and experience of emigration. There will also be the chance for participants to learn how to locate and research ancestors sent to Canada as children.
This event will also take place at Liverpool Central Library on Saturday 23 November, 12:00-14:30
This event is free, but booking is essential. To register, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-emigrant-children-being-human-festival-2019-tickets-67025768879
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Police Museum
57A Newton St