My Guest Post on Beetley Pete's blogsite #ChildMigrants

I was thrilled this week when Bentley Pete published my guest post about child migration

It is an introduction to other posts on that subject on this site.

One of the Allen line ships on which children travelled to Canada

To read more about Walter Shires who was sent away in 1885 go to A New Life in Canada

To find out about another family of girls who accompanied the Chuter sisters in 1887 go to
British Home Children

To see more photographs connected to Ada Sink and her sisters go to
She Would like to know her Birthday 

The story of three brothers migrated in 1903 Three Boys Migrated to Canada

The life of a Barnardo Boy

A family split apart by the Poor Law in 1911

Photos of my travels

Over the last year I haven't had as much time to write about social history so I have enjoyed posting photographs from my travels instead. Here is a reminder of the places I have featured.

I returned to France with pictures of the historic port of La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast.

Travelling north to Brittany I visited Carnac

On the same southern Brittany coast is the medieval city of Vannes

Vannes is in the Gulf of Morbihan and at the end of June I enjoyed participating in La Semaine du Golfe

As usual I visited the Algarve, flying in to Faro

before a drive up into the hills to visit Caldas de Monchique

There was a shopping trip to Loule market

But I also reminisced about places I love in the far east.  First the colourful world of Hong Kong

and then the beautiful flowers in Singapore

I hope you will enjoy these pictures too.