Reference Material

Articles & Reviews of Interest

"In the Wings"
Chapter from the autobiography of the late Henry Brinton
"En tierras lejanas"
por Marisa Iturriza
"In Distant Lands"
by Marisa Iturriza — translation by MDL Power
"The Basque Children in Great Britain"
by Natalia Benjamin [More details and the background to this article can be found here]
"Los niños vascos en Gran Bretaña"
por Natalia Benjamin [Más detalles y los antecedentes de este artículo se pueden encontrar aquí]
"Ardmore House, Manor Road, Guildford"
by Emilia Chadwick, daughter of Rodolfo Vela Santos
"Re-tracing Our History"
by James Chadwick
"Reynolds News 1937: 'The Fascists Write to the Refugees'"
Article from Twitter translated by MDL Power
"Basque Refugees at Nazareth"
©The Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth
"'A Little Basque' - Carmen Cid at the Brampton 'colony'"
Account compiled by Rob David from the testimony of Carmen Cid in September 2021
"A Home of Smiles - Rusthall's Beacon"
by Anne Krisman Goldstein
"The Basque Children in Arkley - 1937-42"
by Jeff Gale [With grateful thanks to the Barnet Museum for their permission to publish this article]
"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.
"El primer exilio de los vascos, 1936-1939"
por Jesús J. Alonso Carballés
"The first exile of the Basques, 1936-1939"
by Jesús J. Alonso Carballés, translated by MDL Power
"Frida Stuart y los Niños Vascos"
por Angela Jackson, traducido por MDL Power
"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 many Histories of the Basque Refugee Children in Britain"
Article by Dr Edward Packard
- published in the online journal
'Childhood Remixed' May 2018
"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
"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.
"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)

Newspaper article Witney Gazette, 5 May 1939
Press article Sunday Post, 21 July 1985
Article by Carmen Coupland
Huddersfield and the Spanish Civil War - article by Alan Brooke March 2009
First published in the Huddersfield Local History Society Journal
by Carmen Kilner
Article by Ted Martin in the Loughton and District Historical Society Newsletter 181 March/April 2009
Article by Natalia Benjamin
by Dr Edward Packard
by Dr Edward Packard
Article by Forbes Inglis
"The Basque Children in Caerleon", by Gail Giles
"Bilbao to Caerleon : The Basque Child Refugees of 1937", by Gail Giles
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
The Basque Children arrive 1939
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
Five Adopted After Oxford Meeting for Faringdon Home
Staff and children
Basque children go back
Contemporary report by Frida Stewart
Herald report 1938
Penstone House
From National Joint Committee bulletin
Staff at the colony
Bray Court - Quotations
Bray Court - More
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
Beach House, Worthing Gazette 1937 (1)
Beach House, Worthing Gazette 1937 (2)