In the present study we like to focus the attention on the presence of Congolese children at the Congo House in Colwyn Bay (North Wales, Great-Britain) during the last decade of the 19th century.
The idea, which William Hughes conceived and which consisted of educating Congolese, in a first phase, and other African youth, in a second one, never received a just interest.
The experiment of Hughes, a former baptist missionary, was a unique specimen for Great-Britain. Henry Morton Stanley and King Leopold II were a little bit involved in the successful start of this initiative.
But this article has particularly in view an identification of the Congolese boys and girls who frequented the 'Congo House1 !
KEYWORDS : Colwyn Bay, Congolese children, Education, End of 19th century, W. Hughes