Archive for February, 2016

Basque Exhibition – Special Opening Review

Thank you to everybody who attended the special event: Basque Children in Yorkshire 1937 Opening Evening on Thursday 18th February. The event was an opportunity for people to view the exhibition produced by the Basque Children of ’37 Association UK which tells the story of child refugees from the Spanish Civil War who were evacuated […]

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Centenary of Conscription

100 years ago this year on January 27th 1916, two years into WWI, conscription was introduced for the first time in Britain.  Under the Military Service Act of 1916 all fit, single men aged 18 – 41 were liable for call up, this was eventually raised to 51 years.  Exemptions could only be claimed by […]

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