The Exhibition was given a huge boost by two visiting authors form Canada who gave talks , both of which were very well attended. Patricia Roberts-Pichette is the leading authority on the Homes and presented a viewpoint very sympathetic to the work of the Homes.
Pat Skidmore is the daughter of a child migrant who was taken to Canada by Middlemore in partnership with Fairbridge. She presented a much more critical viewpoint.
The Dramatic Lecture
The Exhibition also served as a platform for a performance of The Lost Children Dramatic lecture which was performed by Balsall Heath Youth Theatre and the Birmingham History Theatre Company. A particular delight were the original songs written specially by community musician Pater Churchill. Many people commented that they found the performance heart breaking.