Prince Edward Island in Canada is something of a storybook. With red sandstone cliffs, seaside villages with bustling harbours and quilted fields of green that go on for miles, it’s easy to see why many Canadian mainlanders have something of a love affair with it. We reveal the best ways to travel to Prince Edward Island, plus the must visit hotspots that should feature at the top of your list.
London, Sweep 1884. Mayhew reports that sweepers were a tight-knit community. Master sweepers often let rooms to families in the same trade. The climbing boys, often from the Workhouse, earned 2d or 3d a day, but were sometimes given an extra 6d by grateful householders. They climbed easily up through wide flues using their elbows and legs but often got stuck or nearly suffocated in narrow nine-inch chimneys.
Orphan Children Bound for Canada In one of the most Draconian movements in the history of emigration, Britain's "surplus children," including orphans were sent to Canada as farm labour. (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-41785).