CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY DOCTOR BARNARDO POSTCARDS
DR. BARNARDO HOMES POSTCARDS, c. 1918
These three postcards are from the Dawson Kerr collection in the
Perth Museum, Perth, Ont. He must have purchased them in England in 1918/19 when he was
posted there during WW I.
Text on back reads: "THE MORNING RIDE: Dr. Barnardo's Homes always contain
about 1000 afflicted Children. They are, of course, not suitable for
emigration, but many of them are capable of light work, and much is
done to make life bright and bearable for them all."
Text on back reads: "Dr. Barnardo's Homes were founded in 1866, and up
to December, 1911, had rescued and trained 75,462 destitute, orphan,
and cripple boys and girls. 9000 children are generally in residence.
Chief Offices: 18 to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E. Contributions
always needed, and ever welcomed by the Honorary Director,
Wm. Baker, Esq., M.A., LL.B., and Rev. W. J. Mayers (Senior
Text on back reads: "The Watts Naval School. -- A worthy Memorial of
its generous donor, the late Edmund Hannay Watts, Esq. First used
in 1903, but not formally opened until 1906. 300 Boys are in residence
and in training for the Navy and Mercantile Marine. The School is
officially recognised by the Admiralty. 79 Boys have already joined
the Royal Navy, and 10 H.M. Canadian Navy."