The Colonies

Theydon Bois, ESSEX - Woodberry

Theydon Bois, ESSEX - Woodberry
Address:
Leah Manning Home, Theydon Bois, Piercing Hill, Essex
Children:
20-25, boys and girls
Opened:
27 June 1937
Closed:
Some time after September 1939
Support:
London Teacher’s Association: Treasurer and chief administrator: Mrs Fry
Maestra:
Ma Gloria Álvaro
Auxiliares:
Maria Solar
Elena Carrey
Tomasa Boran

Short notes

  • The children seem to have stayed the whole time here and not been moved around.

Articles concerning this colony

Names of Basque children at Theydon Bois 

Leah Manning and the Basque children in Theydon Bois — by Ted Martin in the Loughton and District Historical Society Newsletter 181 March/April 2009

Woodberry, the colony at Theydon Bois — by Natalia Benjamin

Spanish Children Walk in their Grandfather's Footsteps Around Theydon Bois 

Theydon's Spanish Connection — Theydon Bois Village News December 2008

The Theydon Bois Spanish Connection - The Return — Theydon Bois Village News June 2012

Vicente Romero returns to Theydon Bois — Terry Carter

Newsletter items concerning this colony

Newsletter No. 10, pages 5 & 8 (article & photo) — When the Basque children came to Woodberry

Contemporary newspaper extracts and reports about this colony

View the extracts, curated by Gaizka Garamendi, by newspaper title or by year, or both.

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