Balsall Heath Local History Society’s Lost Children project booklet is now available to buy online.
The Society ran the Lost Children Project for almost two years, funded by the Big Lottery Heritage Fund.
This funding ended in February 2020 and the final element of it was The Lost Children booklet which came out in March just about a week before
Lockdown. We managed to send off complimentary copies to contributors and made a few sales but had to stop because of the restrictions.
Now at last it is available for sale through our website
The booklet has 48 pages and is in full colour and fully illustrated. It tells the story of the Middlemore Children’s Emigration Homes, founded by John
Middlemore in 1872. Between the years 1873 and 1948 over 5000 children were emigrated, chiefly to Canada.