Ancestry UK

Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

In around 1906, 115 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, became the location of Barnardo's Manitoba receiving home, previously based at Bannerman Road, Winnipeg. Like its predecessor, it provided temporary initial accommodation for Barnardo's children emigrating to Canada, until they were placed with families or employers.

Pacific Avenue Home, Winnipeg, c.1906. © Peter Higginbotham

Pacific Avenue Home, Winnipeg, c.1906. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1918.


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  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)