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Past Lives

Jon Bauckham lifts the lid on Britain’s child migration schemes, which transported vulnerable boys and girls across the world

REMEMBERING BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

HISTORY THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR ANCESTORS

One day in May 1912, eight-year-old Grace Griffin, along with older sister Lillian, boarded the SS Corsican. Te London-born girls were to start new lives in Canada, after childhoods spent in care – their father committed suicide, their mother’s new husband refused to have anything to do with them and, in 1911, their mother died. Across the Atlantic, they hoped to meet loving families that would look after them.

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