The Boys of St. Mary's: Keep On Keeping On

In this remarkable book, members of a worldwide network of "old boys" have recorded their personal memories of childhood during the time they were in care at St. Mary’s. The group, which adopted the motto of "Keep On Keeping On", was formed in 1988 by (Delvin) John Flynn of North London. Some remembrances are chapter-length accounts, others are poignant anecdotes emailed between KOKO members. More

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About Caroline Whitehead

Caroline Whitehead was born in London, England, and raised in an orphanage in Kent. Knowing the importance of family relationships, she pushed forward for forty years to discover her brothers' and sisters’ identities, overcoming many obstacles so the siblings could experience those ties – and their stories could finally be told in a sequence of three books.
Married in 1944, she emigrated to Canada in 1967 and lived in Ontario before moving to British Columbia in 1987. Her husband died in 1999. She has one daughter, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a wealth of proud memories.

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Caroline Whitehead (née Marshall) was born in London, England. Abandoned in infancy, she was raised as an orphan in the County of Kent. At the age of sixteen she was sent out to work as a domestic servant. With World War II in progress she was soon conscripted into an aircraft 'munitions factory in the County of Surrey. She married in 1944. When hostilities ended, she enrolled in a commercial college. After emigrating to Canada in 1967, a long and emotional journey began as she regularly travelled between England and Canada over the years, in a desperate attempt to learn the truth about her parents, and find her missing family. Caroline has one child, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She lives in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.

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