Basque Refugee Children Of Spanish Civil War

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Reference WMO255698

Address:

Lancing Library

Penstone Park

West Sussex

Lancing

BN15 9DL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Conflicts:
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
About the memorial: Circular blue heritage plaque with inscription in white lettering. On external wall by entrance.
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LANCING PARISH COUNCIL // Penstone House / once stood on this site. // In 1937, Penstone House provided / sanctuary for a number of refugee children / from the Basque region of Spain who came / to Britain fleeing bombing and starvation / after the destruction of Guernica / during the Spanish Civil War. // They were supported and cared for / entirely by the local community / of Lancing.

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