80th Anniversary year of the end of Spanish Civil War
A year of exile and repatriation

Association forthcoming events

Thursday 18 July 2019 - July 2020 IRELAND

Museum Childhood Ireland
Specific event details below …

Tues 17 September - 17 October, GALWAY

Galway City Centre Library, St Augustine Street, Galway H91 R6WF

Museum of Childhood Ireland Project presents the 2nd exhibition in their series 'Children in War': The Basque Children of '37

Open 2 - 5pm Monday 11 - 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
11 - 5pm Friday and Saturday

Any additional opening events such as showings of 'The Guernica children' and discussions, will be notified on the web as information becomes available.

During 2019 and 2020 the exhibition will visit the city libraries of ATHLONE, LEITRIM, DERRY, BELFAST, WARRENPOINT, DROGHEDA, OFFALY, CARLOW, WEXFORD and we hope to close with a grand final even in DUBLIN in mid July 2020!

Final venues, dates and details will be announced on the web and in the eNotices when available.

Wednesday 25 September - Friday 29 November SALFORD

Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX

Exhibition: Basque Children - Refugees of the Spanish Civil War.

Opening times Wednesdays to Fridays 1pm - 5pm and the first Saturday of most months 10am - 4pm. Tel 0161 736 3601. Opening event on Wednesday 25 September - details nearer the time.


BCA'37 UK Undergraduate Essay Prizes
Premios de ensayo de pregrado BCA'37 UK
BCA'37 UK lizentziatuen sariak

Undergraduate Essay Prizes 2019. Final submissions by midnight September 30th. Further details here …

Premios de ensayo de pregrado 2019.Presentaciones finales antes de la medianoche del 30 de septiembre. Más detalles aquí …

Lizentziatuen sariak 2019.Azken bidalketak gauerditik 30era. Xehetasun gehiago hemen …


News, Events & Reports

Tuesday 8th October, BARTONSHAM, Hereford

At The Barrels at 7.30pm Bartonsham History Group

Hereford's Basque Refugees a talk by Maria Dolores (Lita) Power.

More details at: www.bartonshamhistory.org.uk.

Cards and original pictures by Maite Pinto

Please see these new items for sale on our shop page - under "Other Items" towards the bottom on the page.

Cards by Maite Pinto


Valentin Bollada Echeverria

Valentin Bollada Echeverria

We regret to announce the death of Valentin Bollada Echeverria aged 89 years. We send our deepest condolences to his family at this time.

More details here …


Friday 4 October 2019 LONDON

Amnesty International UK

Screening of Herencias del 36 (Legacies of 1936)

We think that this event may be of interest to our readers even though it does not directly include anything about the evacuation of children from Spain during the Spanish Civil War - so far as we know.

Following Franco's repression in Spain, there are still more than 114,000 disappeared victims. According to the UN, Spain is the second country with the largest number of forced disappearances, only after Cambodia …

The screening is free to attend, but seats must be reserved in advance.

You can watch the trailer here … and register here.

Guernica Remakings

26 July – 22 September LONDON
11:00-20:00 (closed Mondays)

Exhibition: The National Poetry Library, 5th floor Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Multi art form exhibition curated by Nicola Ashmore, Guernica Remakings features artwork from across the globe that remakes Picasso's Guernica

More details here …

El exilio vasco tras la Guerra Civil

17 June - 23 September BILBAO Mondays to Fridays

Exhibition: Gogora, María Díaz de Haro, 3 – 3ª Planta 48013 Bilbao.

More information here …

Basque Children - Refugees of the Spanish Civil War

Wednesday 25 September - Friday 29 November SALFORD

Exhibition: Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent,
Salford, M5 4WX

Opening times Wednesdays to Fridays 1pm - 5pm and the first Saturday of most months 10am - 4pm. Tel 0161 736 3601.

Opening event on Wednesday 25 September - details nearer the time.

For other recently posted and older notices, click here.


Welcome

In 1937, during the Spanish civil war, almost 4,000 children were evacuated to the UK from Bilbao. Read more …

At first they stayed in a camp at Stoneham and later in colonies throughout the UK. Read more …

We want to remember and preserve the story of these niños de la guerra in their rightful context. Read more …

Latest eNotice

From the Archives

From Newsletter 4, October 2005

Scouts and the Basque children, by Tom Webb

Newsletter 4, October 2005, page 5

… the Scouts and Guides were among the countless volunteers who set up and assisted at [North Stoneham] …

Read the full article here …


… an article you may have missed:

"A haven for refugees and an ambulance: Wandsworth's response to the Spanish Civil War by Neil Robson

[acknowledgements to the publisher: The Wandsworth Historical Society]

Read the full article here …


… a photo from May 1937:

The medical exams in Bilbao

Disembarking the SS Habana, 23rd May 1937

[Shown with kind permission of TOPFOTO — www.topfoto.co.uk]


Articles & Reviews

by Peter Anderson

by Mike Levy

by Gregorio Arrien

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