Manchester Histories Festival: Friendless or Forsaken? Child Emigration from Manchester to Canada, 1870-1930
|Dates:||11 June 2016|
|Times:||13:00 - 13:45|
|What is it:||Family event|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||FREE - booking essential|
|Who is it for:||General public|
In the late nineteenth-century, philanthropists and reformers in Manchester wanted to improve the lives of the many orphans and abandoned children in the city. One strategy was to send children abroad to where it was hoped they would enjoy a happy, healthy and prosperous new lives.
Thousands of children made the journey from Manchester to Canada, setting sail from Liverpool to make new lives across the Atlantic.
In this talk and discussion, Charlotte Wildman, Eloise Moss; Ruth Lamont, and Luke Kelly from the University of Manchester discuss the hopes and aims of those that facilitated emigration and examine why they thought the children needed to leave Manchester and why they believed Canada would bring such a positive future for them.
What happened to those children who emigrated to Canada? What were their new lives like? Find out about the kinds of archives available if you wish to find out more about your ancestors who may have emigrated abroad as children.
Free, booking required: http://ow.ly/LBAF300tSjz
Price: FREE - booking essential
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Manchester Town Hall