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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 accomodated 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.
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Sunday, 19 May 2013
Lunch to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the arrival of Los Niños Vascos in England
This will take place at L’Albufera Restaurant (the same venue as last year) in the Melia White House Hotel, Albany Street, Regents Park, London NW1 3UPMore details & Booking form
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14 May to mid-June 2013
The final showing of the exhibition 'Koké Martínez and the Basque Children of '37'
Will be in Vitoria-Gasteiz at the Pabellón Universitario del Campus Universitario de Alava, Los Apraiz 1Brochure
¡ HABLEMONOS !
This event on Friday 8th March 2013 in Birmingham was a resounding success - for a report, see the na-mara blog entry at: