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Place: Matlock Green
Property / Street / Road: Cliffe House
Date: 1914
Description/Historical Information: Walter Frederick Woolston is standing on the steps of St. Andrew's Home, a Church of England Waifs & Strays home. He was born in Lambeth on 30 May 1900, the son of Arthur and Alice Woolston. By 1911 he was boarding at Troston, Bury St Edmunds with the Matthews family. He then moved to Matlock and attended Matlock Bank British (later Council) School from 1 Jul 1912 having moved from Burage?, GLS. He left Liverpool on the Victorian on 29 April 1914 as a 3rd Class passenger to land at Quebec (Contract ticket no.57768). There were many boys of the same age on the ship, including a few from St. Andrew's [also see VLA4867, and VLA5230 and VLA2536].
A group picture of those going to Canada was picture was published in The High Peak News of 4 Apr 1914.
Walter, aged 14, was sent to Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada, Home Children Immigration Records Index, 1869-1930)
See the website: British Home Children in Canada
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
Cliffe House in the 1901 census, when still lived in by Ernest Henry Bailey.
Matlock Council School
Kelly's Directory 1908 | Kelly's Directory 1916
Image Reference: VLA4868
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