The Colonies

Brampton, CUMBRIA - Children's Hostel

Brampton, CUMBRIA - Children's Hostel
Address:
Children's Hostel, Oulton Terrace, Gelt Road, Brampton CA8 1QE
(now private houses)
Children:
100
Manager:
Walter Leonard
Support:
Alastair Morton (chair Spanish Relief Committee)
Carlisle Trades Council
Lady Cecelia Roberts, son Wilfred Roberts MP (Secretary of BCC) and other family members
Opened:
mid-June 1937
Closed:
End of May 1939
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Short notes

  • Formerly Brampton Workhouse
  • Photo: Brampton Workhouse in 1958 prior to demolition
    Carlisle Image Bank: ct04535

Articles concerning this colony

"The Brampton Colony: Introduction" — Dr Rob David

"La colonia de Brampton: Introducción" — Dr Rob David

"Basque children at the Brampton colony" — Dr Rob David

"Niños vascos en la colonia de Brampton" — Dr Rob David

"Introduction to the list of adult staff at Brampton" — Dr Rob David

"Introducción a la lista de personal adulto de Brampton" — Dr Rob David

"Spanish and British staff at the Brampton colony" — Dr Rob David

"Personal español y británico en la colonia de Brampton" — Dr Rob David

List of children at Brampton in alphabetical order 

List of children who may have been at Brampton 

Report on the plaque unveiling ceremony held at the Howard Arms Hotel 

The Brampton Story 

'A Little Basque' - Carmen Cid at the Brampton 'colony' — Account compiled by Rob David from the testimony of Carmen Cid in September 2021

'Let politics and differences be forgotten: 'The Little Basques in Cumbria' 1937-39
Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society: Series 3, Vol. 19 (2019), 231-250
 — 
by Dr Rob David [with permission of the Society to publish this article]

Basque Refugees in the North East and Cumbria — Article by Don Watson

The niños in the North East and Cumbria — Article by Don Watson

A history of Edurne Cid Santibañes, her brother José Luis and sister Carmen. — By Edurne's son Iain Monaghan

Newsletter items concerning this colony

Newsletter No. 5, page 11 — Niños in the North East and Cumbria

Other items of interest

Links to external sites concerning this colony

BBC report on the plaque unveiling June 2023

News & Star report on the plaque unveiling June 2023