News, Notices & Events


Read our New section in the "Reference menu" entitled "List: Niños in GB 1948"

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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.

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Volunteers for Liberty

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".

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Juan Antonio Martínez Baranda

Juan Antonio Martínez Baranda

We are sad to announce that Juan Antonio Martínez Baranda died on January 4th 2016 aged 87.

An obituary has been written by his nephew Simon Martínez. Read it here …

… and also in The Guardian

Basque Children in Yorkshire Exhibition

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.

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Southampton Archives

Southampton Archives

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.

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From Bilbao to Britain

New BC‘37A booklet

We are pleased to add our new, revised booklet "From Bilbao to Britain" to our list of merchandise.

This is a brief introductory overview of the history of why and how the children were evacuated to Britain, together with some information about the colonies.

The books "Only for Three Months" by Adrian Bell, and "Recuerdos" edited by Natalia Benjamin give much fuller accounts and are highly recommended for further reading.

Fully illustrated in black and white, pp16, £2 plus 75p p&p. For more details contact

For other recently posted and older notices, click here.


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 Articles

By Diana Gulland

Huddersfield and the Spanish Civil War - Alan Brooke March 2009 - First published in the Huddersfield Local History Society Journal

By Lynne Ingram

Basque and Jewish Refugees at Tythrophouse, Kingsey, 1937-1940 - by Diana Gulland
(offprinted from 'Records of Bucks' Vol. 54 2014

By Natalia Benjamin

By Natalia Benjamin