Between 1893 and 1930, about 190 children were sent to Prince Edward Island, Canada, by the Middlemore Children's Emigration Home as British Home Children and placed as servants and labourers on farms and in homes across the Island. The average age was 10, and two-thirds of the children were boys. Little has been written about what happened to the British Home Children who were sent to Prince Edward Island until now. After searching through over 1,000 documents, author Sara Underwood has uncovered some of their stories. This project is ongoing, so if you have information about a child who you believe may have been brought to Prince Edward Island as a British Home Child, please contact us.
Listen in to CBC PEI's afternoon show, Mainstreet to hear my interview about the British Home Children sent to Prince Edward Island with host Angela Walker. You can find it here: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/mainstreet-pei/segment/15521095