Thomas Barnardo
 

 

Home
Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Barnardo 1845-1905

Born in Dublin. He went to London to evangelise among the poor and was moved by the plight of children. He founded the Barnardo Homes for Children. His motto was -No destitute child ever refused admission. Over 8,000 children were in his homes before 1900. His work spread to elsewhere in the Empire. He was cremated and his ashes are buried in East London. Photos by Iain MacFarlaine