Orillia, Ontario - the White Lions Tea House.
May 1 2016
Fundraising English Tea. Queen Victoria was present to speak to our guests.
England May 2016
First stop was in Gillingham, Kent where the quilt was displayed in a 15th century pub. BHC William Cheesman's nephew perished in a terrible tragedy there in 1929. In 2011, his granddaughter Lori Oschefski won the campaign to have a monument installed in the park where the tragedy happened. Visit: www.firemanswedding.weebly.com for informatin
Our second UK showing was in the Barnardo's Barkingside Girls Village, Essex, England. Barkingside is where many of the BHC - mostly girls - were housed before coming to Canada. Many children on the quilt would have attended church services here. For more information on Barkingside visit:
British Home Children in Canada
The Comber Musuem's display at the Toldo Library at New Atlas Tube Centre, Belle River, ON May 2016,
Photo credit: Dawn Heuston
D-Day dedication service
June 4 2016
Remembrance Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada
George Beardshaw in front of the BHC Honour Roll plaque which he attended the unveiling of with BHC descendant Don Cherry.
(Left to right): Inspector Andrew Cowan, RCMP London Detachment, George Beardshaw, Second World War Veteran and a British Home Child who served with the Queen’s Own Rifles Veteran and Trooper Len Brown, 17th DYRCH (Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars) and formerly with the 30th Recce Essex Tank Regiment, LCdr Sean Batte, Commanding Officer HMCS Prevost.
Stratford, Ontario June 5 2016