Recent News & Events
The Spanish Civil War 80 years on and the moving story of a former Basque refugee.
Maria Patchett was just six years old when the Luftwaffe came.Read more …
annual reunion in London in 2015
Spanish Civil War: The child refugees Britain didn't want
Rumeana Jahangir writes on the BBC News web site:
"When the Spanish Civil War broke out 80 years ago, many people fled their homes for safety, including nearly 4,000 children evacuated to England. Parallels have been drawn with the plight of unaccompanied young Syrian refugees … their arrival followed much
debate in the UK over whether to accept them." Read more …
Read our New section in the "Reference menu" entitled
"Letters Received by the Association"
2 July 2016
IBMT Annual Commemoration
International Brigade memorial, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London SE1 8XX
This year's commemoration takes place from 1pm-2pm .
Speakers: Rodney Bickerstaffe (trade unionist), Almudena Cros (President of the Madrid-based AABI International Brigade memorial association) and Prof. Paul PrestonMore information …
"Aldridge - Secrets from The Lodge"
This is a small publication tracing the almost unknown history of an 18th Century manor house/shooting lodge located on the fringes of Walsall. A significant portion of the book gives a focus to the period from 1937 when it provided accommodation for a minimum of 50 Spanish/Basque refugee children and their carers.
The author provides details about the arrangements made before and during the period when Aldridge Lodge provided a safe haven for children generally under 14 years of age escaping the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.More information and details for purchase …
Tuesday 17th May at 19:00 pm
Documentary film: "The Children of Guernica"
Watchtower Gallery, 79 West End, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2HE
Telephone: 01289 332953
The Children's War Museum is presenting BC'37A's film "The Children of Guernica". It will be accompanied by a small display.
Brian Devlin is in the early stages of creating a Children's War Museum(CWM) in which to present children's experience of war through their own voices and creativity.
He has been involved with our Basque Children of ‘37Association UK for some time now and was instrumental in setting up the highly successful exhibition at the Bradford Peace Museum.
Free admission — donations gratefully received.
Please come to give your support.
A visit to Pendragon House in Caerleon
The prize winning journalist Cristobál Ramírez*, from "Voz de Galicia" records a visit to Pendragon House in Caerleon. Read more …
* "Soy periodista, nací en Ferrol en 1952 y desde 1980 trabajo en La Voz de Galicia, periódico de A Coruña con 13 ediciones diarias, donde fui adjunto al Director. Soy premio Nacional de Periodismo (1990). Mi carrera la hice sobre todo en la sección de Internacional. Vivo al lado de Santiago. Presidí durante 20 años la Asociación Internacional de Periodistas del Camino de Santiago."
Peace Museum Event
Report of the recent event at the Bradford Peace Museum in the Telegraph and Argus. Read more …
Report on the Bradford Peace Museum website. Read more …
Peace Museum Exhibition
This exhibition looks at the district's role in helping child refugees from the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.
The Dr Barnardo children’s home on Manningham Lane, Bradford, and the Morton Banks Sanatorium in East Riddlesden housed children aged between five and 15 from northern Spain.
Read more in this Telegraph and Argus article
See also The Peace Museum's web site
Leamington's Basque Connection
by Margaret Rushton and John Baldwin
Leamington History Group's article recounting memories of Basque children who came to live locally.Read more …
Thursday 18th February 2016,17:30-20:00
Los niños vascos: Basque Children in Yorkshire 1937 Exhibition
The Peace Museum is pleased to be hosting an exhibition produced by the Basque Children of '37 Association UK which tells the often untold story of child refugees from the Spanish Civil War.
The evening will involve an opportunity to view the exhibition, followed by a screening of "The Guernica Children" a film produced in association with the BC’37A.
Entrance is free. There will be an opportunity to make a donation to support the work of both the Peace Museum and the BC’37A UK.
The evening will end with an informal Q/A session with Carmen Kilner and Adrian Bell.More details …
Story of the Spanish Civil War children who sought refuge in Yorkshire.
An exhibition in Bradford tells the largely forgotten story of the Basque children who came to the UK to escape the Spanish Civil War … in the Yorkshire Post, 3 February 2016.Read more …
Read our New section in the "Reference menu" entitled "List: Niños in GB 1948"
Saturday 13th February 2016,
80th Anniversary Commemoration of the International Brigades
Worthing Labour Hall, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing BN11 2DE
Speakers; Jim Jump (IBMT Secretary): "The Worthing International Brigaders" and Manuel Moreno (IBMT Treasurer): "How Worthing came to the Aid of the Basque Children".Read more …
Archives are now housed at the University of Southampton.
On Monday January 4th 2016, Karen Robson, head archivist and Carmen Kilner of BC’37A, signed the documents formally passing our archives into the care of the Special Collection.More details …
New Gallery Photos
Just added: a selection of photographs taken recently by Manuel MorenoGo to gallery …