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The Children’s Champion

Plot

In 1868 Hester Langley left her wealthy home and went to the East End of London, where she set up a temporary home for the unwanted waifs who roamed the streets.  Hester’s titled parents had disowned her, but she received financial help from her godmother, Lady Ella Combes.

childrens-champion

Notes

Appeared

  • The Children’s Champion – Bunty: #348 (12 September 1964) – #369 (06 February 1965)
  • Reprinted – Bunty: #842 (02 March 1974) – #863 (27 July 1974)
  • Reprinted – Lucky Charm #16 (1982)

Haven of Hope

Plot:

In the year 1880, the Honourable Hilary Lacey lost both her parents. Hilary decided to use her wealth by providing a home for waifs and strays from the workhouse. But the Beadle, Mr. Higgins was plotting against Hilary with a young accomplice a boy named Jack.

haven of hope

Notes:

  • Art:  Douglas Perry

Appeared:

  • Haven of Hope  –  Bunty:  circa #1135 (13 October 1979) – #1163 (26 April 1980)

 

Christie’s Children

Plot:

Christie Dove, who had been brought up in Ecclesfield Poorhouse, discovered that she was really Lady Christabel Deverel, heiress to a great fortune. Although she was taken to begin a new life at Deverel Hall with her Aunt Edith, she was determined to help the poor children she left behind, even if it meant doing it in secret.

christies children

Notes:

  • Art: John Woods

Appeared:

  • Christie’s Children –  Bunty: circa #1378 (09 June 1984) – ?

 

Clare- The Children’s Champion

Plot

After a cholera epidemic, Sir Frederick Winton, a wealthy man decides to help orphan children taking them into his home. Clare Gaston is the first orphan he rescues and she becomes responsible for supervising the other children.

clare childrens champion

Notes

Appeared

  • Clare- The Children’s Champion–  Bunty: #688 (20 March 1971) – #699 (05 June 1971)

 

The Double Life of Delia

Plot

Heiress Delia Davenport was determined to help the poor people in  Victorian London, but her guardians, Henry and Amelia, refused to allow her money to spend on the poor. By behaving like a spoilt child. Delia was able to get money from them. Disguised as Lame Lottie, a crippled girl, Delia took  food and clothes to the needy living in the slums.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Double Life of Delia  – Mandy: #844 (19 March 1983) – (?)