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Dec 7, 2013

Children's refuge from Spanish war

Caerleon is a long way from Spain's Basque country, which was just as well when the Basques were being bombed in ...

Category: General
Posted by: Rhodri

the civil war of the 1930s, as depicted in Picasso's painting Guernica. Many Basque children were evacuated for their safety, and 30 of them lived for the first half of the 1940s at Pendragon House in Caerleon with their guardian, Maria Fernandez. To read more about them - and about the ancient remains beneath the building - scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window of Pendragon House. Or click here