Reference Material

Articles & Reviews of Interest

"Desconocida, invisible pero no olvidada"
por Gerald Hoare, traducido por Maria Dolores Power
"From Donostia (San Sebastián) to Caerleon via Wickham Market'"
by José Luis Duo, translation by Maria Dolores Power
"An Unexpected Journey: The Reception, Treatment, and Government and Media Response to Spanish Refugees in Britain in 1937"
by Adrian Blazquez Lindblad
This undergraduate dissertation was submitted to us for publication on our website by Adrian Blazquez Lindblad - who then went on to be awarded a first class degree.
"Fr Gregorio Arrien"
by Carmen Kilner
"A journey to Bilbao"
by John Simmons
"Preserving the past for the future"
by Karen Robson, Head of Archives, University of Southampton
"4,000 Basque Child Refugees: Britain’s Response to the Victims of the Spanish Civil War"
by Isabella Brown
An undergraduate dissertation submitted to the Department of History - Durham University and published with the permission of the author and of the University.
[Isabella is now a graduate - our congratulations!]
"The Repatriation of the Basque Children"
Article by Gerald Hoare and Simon Martinez
"Leicester's refuge for Basque children from the Spanish Civil War"
Article by Richard Graves (Leicestershire Historian, Vol. 52 (2016) & Vol. 53 (2017))
"John Simmons' Spanish Crossings"
Review by Ed Packard
"A haven for refugees and an ambulance: Wandsworth’s response to the Spanish Civil War"
Article by Neil Robson, with acknowledgements to the publisher: The Wandsworth Historical Society
"The Montrose colony"
Article by Forbes Inglis
"What were the British motivations for and against receiving Basque refugees during the Spanish Civil War?"
Article by Gary Willis: submitted as part of his MRes in Historical Research, University of London
"Art of the Basque Children"
Article by Simon Martinez
"Aid Spain Movement 1936 – 1939"
Article by Simon Martinez
"The Humanitarian nature of the evacuation of Basque Children to England during the Spanish Civil war"
Article by David Crowe: dissertation successfully submitted in part fulfilment of a BA (Hons) History degree to the University of Chichester.
"Spanish Boy Refugees and Adult Exiles at Buscot Park"
A presentation, consisting of illustrated slides, by Roger Vlitos, Curator and Archivist of the Faringdon Collection. It is shown on our website by kind permission of Lord Faringdon.
"Basque Children’s Colony, Montrose"
Press article Sunday Post, 21 July 1985
"Another Blue Plaque Unveiled! (Montrose)"
Article by Carmen Coupland
"Leah Manning and the Basque children in Theydon Bois"
Article by Ted Martin in the Loughton and District Historical Society Newsletter 181 March/April 2009
"Woodberry, the colony at Theydon Bois"
Article by Natalia Benjamin
"Huddersfield"
Huddersfield and the Spanish Civil War - article by Alan Brooke March 2009
First published in the Huddersfield Local History Society Journal
"A concert in aid of the Basque children at St Joseph's, Aston"
Newspaper article Witney Gazette, 5 May 1939
"Researching the Basque Children"
Article by Natalia Benjamin
"George Steer, the War in the Basque country and the Basque refugee children"
2011 BC'37A UK Annual Lecture, given by Nick Rankin
"The Basque Refugee Children in Britain 1937 - 1939; Personal Memory and Public History"
2009 (inaugural) BC'37A UK Annual Lecture, given by given by Dr Tom Buchanan
"The First Child to be Returned"
Article by Cliff Kirkpatrick
"The Blockade of Bilbao"
A talk given by Prof. Michael Alpert at the Marx Memorial Library, 21st June 2008.
"The Basque Children of 1937"
Article in Special Collections Newsletter, Spring 2008. University of Southampton.
"Basque Connections"
From the chapter on her father, Edgar Phillips, in "Home Hills and Beyond",
autobiography by Wendy Henningsson

Specific Articles about some of the Colonies

Note: There may be further articles about specific colonies in the general articles section (further up this page)

"The Basque Children in Caerleon", by Gail Giles
The Basque Children arrive 1939
Quotations
The Culvers - contemporary report
The Oaks
The Oaks - correspondence from Keith Gimson
The Oaks & The Culvers - from the chapter on Edgar Phillips from his daughter's autobiography
Hutton Hall, "The Last Pennymans of Ormesby; the lives of Jim and Ruth Pennyman"
Chapter on Hutton Hall from biography of Jim and Ruth Pennyman
Five Adopted After Oxford Meeting for Faringdon Home
Welcome
Staff and children
Basque children go back
Contemporary report by Frida Stewart
Herald report 1938
Penstone House
Quotations
From National Joint Committee bulletin
Staff at the colony
Bray Court - Quotations
Bray Court - More
Moorhill
The Habana
Mail articles
Nazareth House
Newspaper reports
Basque Refugees at Rycotewood - by Diana Gulland
Basque and Jewish Refugees at Tythrophouse, Kingsey, 1937-1940 - by Diana Gulland
(offprinted from 'Records of Bucks' Vol. 54 2014
Brief history of Aldridge Lodge - by Lynne Ingram
Gazette
Beach House, Worthing Gazette 1937 (1)
Beach House, Worthing Gazette 1937 (2)