Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience

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When Marjorie’s daughter began exploring archival records involving Britain’s child-migration program, a home-child saga emerged.

Marjorie Arnison was one of the thousands of children removed from their families, communities, and country and placed in a British colony or commonwealth to provide "white stock" and cheap labour. In Marjorie’s case, she was sent to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, just north of Victoria, British Columbia, in 1937. As a child, Patricia was angered that her mother wouldn’t talk about the past. It took many years to discover why – it wasn’t because she was keeping a dark secret, but because she had "lost" her childhood.

For 10-year-old Marjorie, forgetting her past, her family, and England was the only survival tool she had at her disposal to enable her to face her frightening and uncertain future. This is Marjorie’s account as told by her daughter. It is a story of fear, loss, courage, survival, and finding one’s way home.

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Patricia Skidmore began exploring the story of child migration to Canada in the late 1990s. She is the editor of the Fairbridge Gazette and lives in Port Moody, British Columbia.

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This is a story of not just loss but of engagement between a mother and daughter trying to recover and record a personal journey that affected three generations. It will stand as a testimony to understanding the effect of separation from home and family on thousands of British child migrants sent to Canada and Australia. (Geoffrey Sherington Author)

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