Fairbridge taught Keith to stand on own two feet

By Ieva Tomsons

DEWARS Pool couple Jenny and Keith Willgoss (pictured) both migrated from England as children in the early 1950s but their upbringing is poles apart.

Jenny arrived as a two-year-old with her ten-pound Poms family, and Keith was one of 4000 child migrants shipped to Australia after World War 2.

Keith was the youngest of six children and born in 1943 near Bangor in north Wales in 1943 during the war when English cities were being bombed and civil servants such as Keith’s dad were moved to safety in Wales.

Keith’s parents split up when the war ended, and the four girls remained with his mother while his father took the boys, Keith (5) and David (10).

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