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  1. Hi Everyone

    Continuing on from my blog about the Child Migrant Trust, I want to tell you about the experience of going to the Knights Templar Church in London.

    My friend and I are doing some questing and researching the Templar Knights so we had decided that during our visit in London we would take a look at the Church built in the 12th Century. The round church was consecrated in 1185; it is modelled on the circular church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.  In 1240 the present light and airy chancel was built as the burial place for King Henry III and his Queen, in fact that didn't take place because the King is buried in Westminster Abbey and the Queen elsewhere. In 1605 King James declared the whole area of "The Temple" to the two societies of lawyers, Inner and Middle Temple, who have maintaned the Church to the present day.  It is now an active Anglican Church and a very peaceful place.

    It had already been an emotional day for me visiting the exhibition of Migrating Children (see recent blog) and we had arrived after a long bus ride and quite a walk; for which was a challenge to say the least in my state of health.  Anyhow, we had an hour before the Church was closed for visitors, so my friend told me to sit in the pew with all the belongings to rest whilst she, being a budding photographer, wanted to take lots of photos for us to peruse when we got back to the travel lodge.  Knowing I was completely exhausted, I gratefully sat and closed my eyes asking for some healing and energy to make the return journey back towards the bus and to our hotel.

    Then I was "told" "We are sending the healing and the light". I felt the atmosphere change and a sense of wellbeing went through me.  Whilst taking the photos my friend thought she had made a mistake on one picture but as time was getting on knew we had to pack up our stuff to be on our way.  I told Joan, my friend, what had happened and how I felt after the experience.

    It was only on return to our lodgings did we look at the photos.  Well, to say we were amazed is an understatement. Ok, sunlight was coming through the windows and from the angle you can see Joan took the photo on a balcony, where, there was a small window.  But, reflective light would not be so "white" and is it a co-incidence that it is pointing to where I was sitting.  I leave you to judge.  But, folks, I have been feeling so much better since that day, so am I a believer in a healing energy, yes, I have received it from many people since my illness and it works!

    I leave you to make up your mind by looking at the photo.  Love to hear your comments.

    Love and light


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  2. Hi everyone

    I have recently gone to the Victoria and Alberts Children’s Museum to an exhibition of Child Migrants.  I was in a Children’s Home from the age of three until nine during the 1950’s. I witnessed the mass migration of children to the various countries throughout the world during my stay.  I was one of the lucky children not being sent because I had one parent who had not signed their parental care into the government’s hands.

    The exhibition was very moving and emotional for me. It is unbelievable that many of the children I knew could have been transported during this time.  And, indeed, this went on until the early 1970’s. The Homes of that day were very inhospitable and the people running them were often cruel; children were never given emotional care at all.  It was a time when children were seen and not heard.  They were also supposed to not have feelings either. And this is the atmosphere that myself and others were subjected to on a daily basis.

     The stories were horrific, as many as 130,000 children were sent away often without parents or living relatives’ knowledge or consent. Most were sent to large, cold institutions or farm schools where they received very poor and often abusive standard of care.  Few children were given a copy of their full birth certificate or details about their family background or medical history.  Most were told siblings and parents had died, so their hopes of reconciliation were futile.

    The Child Migrants Trust works to reunite these displaced adults with their families. They have campaigned for Australian and British Governments to make public apologies and to fund travel schemes to reunite families separated by these outdated policies.

    The trust offers hope and help to all those former Child Migrants who are seeking information about their families and family history and often reunite them with siblings.

    Although the exhibition has now closed their work continues if you want further information about this Trust go to the website

    My story will be told one day, but this exhibition bought home to me that I was one of the “lucky” few that escaped this trauma. So maybe, I can help by pointing the way for you to see for yourself and maybe contribute a small amount to help

    Love and light