Monthly Archives: December 2012

First Christmas in Canada: One Boy’s Experience

Tom Isherwood was among the last groups of boys and girls sent by the Fairbridge Juvenile Emigration Society to Canada prior to the demise of the program in 1949-50. Isherwood was sent to the Fairbridge Farm School at Cowichan Station … Continue reading

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First Christmas in Canada 1947

This poem by former Fairbridge Farm School resident Tom Isherwood describes the terrible loneliness, fear and sense of rejection many British Home Children experienced upon arriving in this country. See my next post: First Christmas in Canada: One Boy’s Experience for … Continue reading

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Dead Crow and the Spirit Engine: Prologue

Dead Crow. Jackdaw crook. Split-tongued muse. Dark rook in a bleak rain. Time has filed down my voice with a rasp. Spells, incantations, and alchemy interest me not at all, except as artifacts of what I already know. My only … Continue reading

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