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The Gernika Children Picasso Gernika

The Guernica Children documentary now on our YouTube channel

We are delighted to announce that we have completed negotiations to bring Steve Bowles' award winning documentary "The Guerica Children" to a wider audience through our YouTube channel. Apart from individuals, we hope that history groups, schools and colleges will be able to use this film as part of their exploration into the history of the Basque Children of 1937. The English Version can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/LSNe_BMPhDI The Spanish version can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/CuW_BAqZcTY Please subscribe to our free channel.

El documental de Los Niños de Guernica ahora en nuestro canal de YouTube

Nos complace anunciar que hemos completado las negociaciones para llevar el documental de Steve Bowles "Los Niños de Guernica", ganador de un premio, a un público más amplio a través de nuestro canal de YouTube. Además de los particulares, esperamos que los grupos de historia, las escuelas y los colegios puedan utilizar esta película como parte de su exploración de la historia de los niños vascos de 1937. La versión en inglés puede verse aquí: https://youtu.be/LSNe_BMPhDI La versión en español puede verse aquí: https://youtu.be/CuW_BAqZcTY Por favor, suscríbase a nuestro canal gratuito.


Cumbria Spotlight

Cumbria Spotlight updated

We've recently reedited this website page, with updated notes and lists.

View it here


Hutton Hall, Guisborough

New Colony Page added

We've recently added a new colony page to our collection: Hutton Hall, Guisborough.

View it here


Los Leones

Los Leones

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Los Leones by Christopher Evans. This is the first book to be written in English on Athletic Club Bilbao. Apart from detailing the club's history, there are chapters encompassing the civil war in Euskadi and on the Basque children and their contribution to footballing history. Chris is a Welsh journalist and writer, and has worked closely with us on Caerleon events, his home town, and as a journalist has written several articles (all available on our website) bringing the Basque children footballers to public attention. Links for the book and for purchase from Waterstones and Amazon can be found here


The secrets of Rochester Place Hutton Hall Guisborough 1937

The secrets of Rochester Place


Tony Fox has sent us links to his blog about a mystery novel: "The secrets of Rochester Place" by Iris Costello. It features the story of Fermín Magdalena one of the niños who settled in Middlesbrough after being in the Hutton Hall Colony. Read more here

The photo of a group of 20 niños is from a Facebook article about Hutton Hall.


Katharine Murray, Duchess of Atholl

Centenary of the first Scottish woman MP
Katharine Murray, Duchess of Atholl

In early December last year the Scottish Parliament celebrated the Centenary of its first woman MP, Katharine Murray, Duchess of Atholl. Two of our members were at the reception and we have their reports: Carmen Coupland, one of the speakers, daughter of a niña and Koldo Sanz, son of two niños de la guerra. Read their reports here

More background can be found here: Atholl Estates: Duchess Kitty Exhibition


PhD funding opportunity for three students

"Safe and sound? Health, wellbeing and the child refugees
of the Spanish Civil War, 1937-2023"

Historians at Lancaster University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Manchester are looking to recruit three PhD students to work on a new fully-funded project on the history of the child refugees of the Spanish Civil War. The project is funded by the AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Team Project Scheme. More details here: PhD funding opportunities – FASS Health Hub (lancs.ac.uk)

NOTE: Closing date was 18 February 2024


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