Photographs including medical staff, children, 1937; letters, postcards (mainly in Spanish) from Juan Alfonso Garcia to Eleanor Hickman, c.1937.
North Stoneham Camp for Basque Children
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The North Stoneham Camp near Eastleigh, Hampshire was established under the auspices of the Basque Children's Committee in 1937 to care for the children of Basque refugees from the Spanish Civil War. In May 1937 over three thousand refugee children arrived in Britain on the ship Habana and were taken to the North Stoneham Camp, which had been swiftly erected by volunteers to receive them. The camp was intended as a stop-gap measure and, following the dispersal of the children to host families, it closed down in September 1937. Eleanor Hickman, some of whose correspondence is included in this collection, was one of the volunteers at the North Stoneham Camp.
Reference: Tom Buchanan, Britain and the Spanish Civil War (Cambridge,1997).
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Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
This collection was deposited in the Centre by Mrs. Valerie Vowles in 1998.
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An authority record exists for the North Stoneham Camp for Basque Children (GB 152 AAR2243) and for Eleanor Hickman (GB 152 AAR2244).
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Further deposits are not expected.