The Colonies

Caerleon, S WALES - Cambria House & (later) Pendragon House

Caerleon, S WALES - Cambria House & (later) Pendragon House
Mill St, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1BL
Pendragon House, 18 Cross St, NP18 1AF
(now a B & B)
56 boys & girls
Early September 1937 ??
Spring 1939 ??
National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief
Mrs Maria Fernandez
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Short notes

  • Shortly after the Second World War broke out, 30 of the children and Mrs Fernandez moved to Pendragon House.
  • The children returned to Spain after the war, but Mrs Fernandez remained at Pendragon House until she was 97 years old. She continued to receive updates from the former refugees until her death in 2001.

Articles concerning this colony

Review of the events held at Caerleon, 10th July 2017 — by María Dolores (Lita) Power

Unveiling of the Plaque … — by Ma Dolores Power

The Basque children refugees in Caerleon — by Gail Giles

Bilbao to Caerleon : The Basque Child Refugees of 1937 — by Gail Giles

Thesis by Joshua Burns which refers to the Cambria House Journal 

"De Donosti a Caerleon, pasando por Wickham Market" — por José Luis Duo Goldaracena

"From Donostia (San Sebastián) to Caerleon via Wickham Market'" — by José Luis Duo, translation by Maria Dolores Power

Newsletter items concerning this colony

Newsletter No. 3, page 1 — Blue plaque for Caerleon

Links to external sites concerning this colony

Cambria House, Caerleon, Home for Basque Children 1937-39