Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

Well, the stats are in! My blog had a respectable 8,400 hits in 2012 and it appears that of the five most popular blog posts in 2012, four of them were about the British Home Children. It confirms my belief … Continue reading

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A Barnardo’s Christmas in Canada: Part 2

The text of this special 1901 Christmas event for ‘Barnardo boys’ is somewhat confusing as to its location. Written by Edmund Struthers, manager of Barnardo’s Russell, Manitoba Farm Home, it first appears to have been held at the Winnipeg home … Continue reading

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A Barnardo’s Christmas in Canada: Part 1

Ah, Christmas—that celebration of light and greenery in the midst of short, cold, often grey days. We take it for granted these days but even a brief perusal of the history of Christmas reveals that the shape and character of … Continue reading

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