My husband’s Grandfather was a Barnardo boy in England; his name was George Frederick Owen Climpson. His mother, Emily was in a workhouse in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in England. George traveled to Canada alone in 1911 at the age of 11. He ended up on a farm; working for Canadians that treated him like a slave. He nearly froze and starved to death. He never had any happiness until he grew up and married his wife and had a family of his own. He never saw his mother after she left him at the orphanage.