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September 2019

Saturday 14 September – 21 September – BHHS ‘The Lost Children’ Exhibition

September 14 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Between 1873 – 1948 around 6,000 destitute children were sent from the Birmingham Children’s Emigration Homes in Highgate, to live with farmers in the backwoods of Canada. Some were only three years old; the majority were aged seven to eleven. Described at the time as “gutter children” or “street Arabs” they lived in desperate conditions in the slum streets of the city and were the children of the poorest families. The children spent up to a year at the Emigration…

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Saturday 14 September – 21 September – BHHS ‘The Lost Children’ Exhibition

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Free

Between 1873 – 1948 around 6,000 destitute children were sent from the Birmingham Children’s Emigration Homes in Highgate, to live with farmers in the backwoods of Canada. Some were only three years old; the majority were aged seven to eleven. Described at the time as “gutter children” or “street Arabs” they lived in desperate conditions in the slum streets of the city and were the children of the poorest families. The children spent up to a year at the Emigration…

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