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Exhibition on evacuation of Basque children.

IN 1937 children from the Basque region were evacuated to the UK to escape the Spanish Civil War.

And a new exhibition about the Basque children has opened at the Tolson Museum, featuring more about those who found themselves in Yorkshire, including one in Almondbury.

Almost 4,000 children were shipped to the United Kingdom in 1937 after the destruction of Guernica.

The los ninos vascos, as the children were referred to, were dispersed throughout the country.

Now the Tolson Museum has brought their stories to live in the Basque Children in Yorkshire '37 exhibition which is a set of display panels put together by the Basque Children '37 Association UK to commemorate and preserve the story of these children.

The free exhibition opened on Saturday and runs until March 29 at the Ravensknowle Park museum, on Tuesday-Thursday 11am- 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm- 4pm during January and February. From March the museum will be open Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

For more details contact Tolson Museum on 01484 223830.


Visitor Assistant Louise Matthews at the Basque Children in Yorkshire '37 exhibition at Tolson Museum

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 19, 2015
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