The Emigrant's Address part 03
Composer: Sanford, W.
It is estimated that between 1821 and 1915 over forty million people emigrated from Europe and in 1849, the number of people emigrating from Britain was 299,489, of those 153, 902 left from the port of Liverpool. Farmers and labourers from counties like Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Dorset, who had had a particularly harsh time during the agricultural depression, left for an new life in Canada and America. The majority of emigrants bought a steerage passage and travelled on ships such as this in the illustration, buying tickets at the cheapest rate.