In May 1937 around 4,000 children arrived by boat at Southampton. They were refugees from the Basque area of Spain. On July 10th 1937, 56 of those children came to Caerleon.
- Why did they come to Britain?
- Why did they come to Caerleon?
- Where did they live in Caerleon?
- What did they think of life in Wales?
- What happened to them later?
Even if you have already heard the story of the Basque refugee children in Caerleon there is always more to reflect on and learn – and commemorate.
We will be commemorating the arrival of the children in Caerleon – 80 years ago to the day – by holding a free event in the morning – see https://www.caerleon-arts.org/events/2017/07/10/2017-80th-anniversary-basque-refugee-childrens-arrival-caerleon-free-event/
So why not also help commemorate this historic date in Caerleon’s calendar by coming in the evening to a concert given by NA-MARA
Na-Mara are well known for their songs about the Spanish Civil War and maintain close ties with the International Brigade Memorial Trust. Their concert will include songs that are directly related to the Basque refugee children.
See more http://www.na-mara.com