• Welcome to this forum . We are a worldwide group with a common interest in Birmingham and its history. While here, please follow a few simple rules. We ask that you respect other members, thank those who have helped you and please keep your contributions on-topic with the thread.

    We do hope you enjoy your visit. BHF Admin Team

Middlemore Children’s Emigration Homes

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
October 1949 Paul Cadbury and the breakdown in family life...Children suitable for emigration.
Contrast to John Throgmorton Middlemore.

Paul Cadbury produced articles for the Eugenics Review.

8A9ABDAD-50FF-4A2E-8A44-6463FD746EAE.jpeg
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
A picture from the Birmingham Daily Gazette of March 1938.

Something that I noticed in Apple Photos, the faces are picked out as shown below the main picture. I may help if someone is trying to identify the lads.

A8A9BF75-4BE3-4CBF-BDCB-59778FB9AE63.jpeg

0EFD3B37-63D2-4DEE-ADFB-FBECB89DC321.jpeg
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Some issues of the Toronto Daily Mail has been added to the British Newspapers Archive (beteeen 1880 and 1899).
A Canadian perspective on child emigration.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
February 1886 the Aston Board of Guardians propose to send 10 children for emigration to Canada from the Workhouse. Ten pounds is authorised for each child, and discussion with JT Middlemore, who would have much pleasure in taking the children if they were healthy in body and mind, and cleanly in their habits.

No details of how or why they were chosen.

FDF403E4-ADCD-47C8-97E5-4CC1DF961616.jpeg
Later the children were taken to Court and agreed to go...
BA883166-1CCD-4D61-A338-ADCEE8A7889F.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
This is from the Edgbastonian Magazine, September 1883
‘A benevolent Edgbaston gentleman who has solved one of the difficult social problems of modern times – the reclamation of the children of the criminal and most degraded classes of our large towns. His institution has enabled Mr. Middlemore to rescue from the gutter, or more frequently from the haunts of vice, dishonesty, debauchery, filth, and ignorance, no fewer than eight hundred incipient criminals’

Screenshot 2020-10-10 at 20.54.25.png
 
Top