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11 June 2015
In 1937, during the Spanish civil war, a group of almost 4,000 children was evacuated from Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain. They embarked from Santurce, Bilbao, on the 'Habana' on Friday 21st May and dropped anchor at Fawley, at the entrance to Southampton Water, on Saturday evening. The following morning, Sunday 23rd, they docked at Southampton.
Initially accommodated in a large camp at North Stoneham, Eastleigh, they were eventually dispersed to many 'colonies' throughout the country.
Our main aim is to remember and preserve the story of these children, the niños vascos, in its proper historical context.
(offprinted from 'Records of Bucks' Vol. 54 2014
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IBMT Annual Commemoration
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Exhibition - "The Waiting Room"
Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN
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