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This 14th century Anglican church is at the heart of the village of Trunch. The latter, with a population today of about 800, is located 30 kilometres north northeast of Norwich in County Norfolk. St. Botolph is the patron saint of travellers and some farmers. Trunch offers such amenities as a pub and a store/postal agency. Services are held in the church once per month, so I understand.

I came here in 2006 on a pilgrimage - to see and experience the place where my grandfather was born, in 1875. He and all of his siblings were baptized in this church, and some family members are buried here in the churchyard. His father was a labourer who could not afford to support a large family, and my grandfather ended up in a borstal. As a poor boy, around the age of 16, the government "exported" him to Canada under the Child Migrant program which operated from 1869 - 1948. My grandfather was one of 100,000 over that period put on a boat to Canada so that the UK government might "deal" with poverty. Another 50,000 children were sent off to Australia, but Canada was the preferred destination because the fare was cheaper. None of this "suffer the little children to come unto me" for the government of the day!

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-26
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/8, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-19 4:20
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