Top 10 Facts On Dr Barnardo

10. In his lifetime Dr Barnardo helped almost 20,000 poor and homeless children.
9. He wanted to become a medical missionary in China.
8. When he was 16 he got the job of a wine merchant.
7. As a 17 year old he was a travelling preacher.
6. He was brought up by his half-sister Sophie because his Mum was too weak.
5. He broke 2 ribs on one occasion.
4. He actually met some of the characters which are in the book Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
3. The first home he set up was just for boys.
2. In 1891 he was part of a group which managed to change the law.
1. One of his daughters, Marjorie, had Down’s syndrome.

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37 Responses to Top 10 Facts On Dr Barnardo

  1. Jordan says:

    how bout his date and death details?

  2. bobz says:

    we are doing about the victorians at scholl!!! So naturaly we are doing about dr.barnado I am just doing my homeork about him!!!

  3. Maria says:

    I am doing a Victorian prodject and I am doing Dr Barnardo! This website really helps with all 10 facts!

  4. Maria says:

    i am doing a victorian prodject and i am doing Dr Barnardo!It is a really good website

  5. lozza says:

    we are learning bout him at scholl!!!!!All i hear is Dr barnardo this Dr Barnardo that Everyone gos mental. So now guess what I know loads and loads bout him So if u want information just ask whatever u want. And u can always use internet or books or loads more!!!!!

  6. ladybug gal says:

    it helps but i need more than 10 facts, can anyone suggest any good websites?Lol!

  7. ladybug gal says:

    how many kids did dr barnardo have?
    what did his wife die of?

  8. Anonymous says:

    dr barnardo broke 2 ribs. OUCH!!!

  9. lucy(year6) says:

    wow he helped 20,000 people and had 7 girls with ann quena! AMAZING

  10. Jayjay says:

    he actually cared for over 60000 children

  11. jamie wade says:

    i love the way he helped people

  12. Chelsea Covington says:

    dr barnardo first made a childrens home because of jim jarvis a boy on the street whos friend died and his ma but mostly dr barnardo had a very big heart . he also let jim jarvis and his friends stay in his house (well its better then letting them live on the street)dr barnardo was training to be a doctor but started making homes for sick kids at first he made homes for boys but after jim told him his story about his life on the street and his sisters he made on for girls

  13. livy says:

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  14. alert man says:

    can anybody tell me how did he improve the lives of poor Victorian children?

  15. blythe says:

    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool. Dr banardo must of been one amazing guy

  16. dave jnr says:

    this reli helped thx !!!!!!!!!!!

  17. sam ward says:

    i love this website i think it is a really good idea and i will carry on using it in the future! congratulations to all of you! you deserve a big round of applause :) welldone to all staff involed to carry on and keep up the good work!

  18. L.A. says:

    this website really helps with my Assignment
    But could anyone tell me HOW he Broke his ribs
    Just Curious

  19. david thomson says:

    What about dr barnardo being a well respected orange man.what a great ambassador for this great instutution.

  20. anoymous says:

    cool facts

  21. ............ says:

    this really helps with my homework

  22. frankie says:

    yh boy i was just doin my home work on dr bernardo at shs and i saw this website its quite good

  23. Ellen says:

    This is a really good website, Im doing a project on Victorians and we had to find out about Dr Barnardo and this website really helped!

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