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Updated: Sep 20, 2022

British Home Child descendent Sinead Cox shares her family's history and talks about children who were sent to Huron County .

In the third episode of Postcards from Huron County, podcast host Mandy Sinclair chats with Sinead Cox, a descendent of a British Home Child sent to live in Huron County from the United Kingdom.

Sinead tells of her family heritage, but also the history of the British Home Children sent to Canada between 1869 and 1932. She talks about children who were sent to Huron County and the roles they played in the agricultural industry as well as life for these young children sent abroad, sometimes unbeknownst to their families.

Favourite quote of the episode:
“It was a chance to go home, which was very expensive, prohibitively expensive. For a lot of them, it was their only change to go back to the UK.

–Sinead Cox of the Home Children who served in the First and Second World Wars

Listen now:

Further resources:

For more details about Home Children, visit the Library and Archives:

The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham:

‘Poisoning our population’: Huron County’s Undesirable Young Immigrants published May 9, 2016 on the Huron County Museums blog:

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Special thanks:

Postcards from Huron County is made possible with funding from the Huron Heritage Fund and Community Futures Huron Community Projects Initiative the support of Clint Mackie, Andrew Bouck, Nick Vinnicombe, and Mark Hussey at Faux Pop Media.

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