Monthly Archives: November 2013

Peterborough Lights Up for Dr. Barnardo Pt.4

The Charismatic Dr. Barnardo  1. August 14, 1884. Mrs. Whyte and Mrs. Bradburn have reconvened at their favourite teashop. Impeccably dressed, their dresses trimmed in lace, broad summer hats set off by shiny ribbon, they pick delicately at the china … Continue reading

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Peterborough Lights Up for Dr. Barnardo Pt.3

Putting the Poetry into Public Relations  1. In Millie Sanderson’s vivid account of Dr. Barnardo in his native element—the boys’ and girls’ homes he has established in England—the man positively sparkles. But seldom is it in the nature of a … Continue reading

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Peterborough Lights Up for Dr. Barnardo Pt.2

Millie Sanderson Takes Up the Cause  1: June 1884. The town of Peterborough is alight with the news. A bona fide star in the heavens of Christian philanthropy is coming—Dr. Thomas John Barnardo. Ladies in afternoon tea parlours spread the news … Continue reading

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Peterborough Lights Up for Dr. Barnardo Pt.1

Part 1: Hazelbrae: Home Away From Home—Almost INTRODUCTION: It’s the biggest open secret in Canadian history—the 100,000 poor British children sent to this country to work as indentured servants on Canadian farms between 1869 and World War II. They became known … Continue reading

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