“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” Frederick Douglass.
This is the eighth square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.
A girl asleep on a porter’s trolley, Victoria Station, London, 3rd July 1931. Photographer, uncredited. Girl, unnamed.
You can see some Syrian sleeping children, here.
My patchwork girl was taken from ‘National Railway Museum Diary 2015’. Frances Lincoln Limited. Published in 2014. Printed and bound in China.
My mam was given the diary as a present last year. She has not used it. Apologies if you are the person who bought it, but she prefers a feather-light diary, preferably bought in January for 20p. I am trying to put it to use now, as this square was taken from it.