The whole establishment rose at six o'clock and the children had to dress, make their beds and say their prayers before washing and assembling in the Day Room for breakfast at seven o'clock. School commenced at a quarter to nine. Dinner was at noon and school recommenced for the afternoon from two until five. Supper was at six o'clockand the children could then play in the playground until seven o'clock, when it was time for prayers and bed.
British Home Children
The Guardians sent children out to Canada from 1892, where it was felt they would receive a better life.
In 1899, 58 children were sent out through the agency of Dr.Barnardo's.
In 1900 Dr. Barnardo insisted that all child applicants for emigration, must reside for 2/3 months in one of his homes before departure. This was given as a reason as a deline in the number of applicants to emigrate.
The British Child Emigration Scheme to Canada ran from 1870 to 1957
Over One hundred thousand children were sent to Canada, between the ages of 4 - 15 years old, and served as indentured farm labourers or domestic servants until they become 18 years old - aparently some of them were not given a passport either.
During my research, I noted six children with the surname Glazebrook were sent over from 1890 - 1913.
William Robert Glazebrook (b1880) and Eliza Caroline Waight had three boys and one girl.
The children's names were William Robert (b1901) - John Trafalger (b1902) - Edward Albert (b1905) and Edith (b1906).
In the official records found in Library & Archives, Canada - William, John & Edward were sent to Canada in 1913. All were taken into care by Edmonton. William was sent by Dr. Barnados (London to Quebec) - John & Edward by the Salvation Army (Liverpool to Quebec).
On the World Tree, I found somebody else researching Eliza Caroline Waight, (b 17 November 1879), spouse William Robert Glazebrook - died in 1973 at Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
There is a record showing Eliza Glazebrook travelling from Liverpool to Quebec in May 1913, on the Empress of Britain, with a boy called Fred aged 4.
There is a birth index record for Frederick Glazebrook (b in 1909 in Edmonton, England)
I found no evidence of Edith going.
So this leaves some unanwsered questions.........
Are Eliza and William Robert the parents of Frederick?
Did Eliza take Fred to Canada to meet up with the boys?
Why did she not take Edith?
Was Edith left with her father, or was she also taken into care?