Images from the Len Crome Memorial Conference

Post date: 10/03/2015

Some images (below) by Marshall Mateer from our successful Len Crome Memorial Conference in Manchester on Saturday 7 March. The topic was ‘Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece’. 


The speakers were 

Nicholas Rankin (broadcaster and author): Making History:  GL Steer and the Tree of Gernika;

Gijs Van Hensbergen (fellow of the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies): The Birth of Guernica;

Xabier Irujo (co-director of the Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada): Gernika: The Market Day Massacre;

Manuel Moreno (Basque Children of 37 Association UK): The Basque Children and the Aid to Spain Movement.


The event was chaired by Paul Preston.


During the lunch interval Rodney Bickerstaffe presented ‘Spanish Civil War Scrapbook’, contaiing the collection of newspaper cuttings kept by his mother, Pearl Bickerstaffe, during the war in Spain.


A slide show of images and video clips from the day will soon be on the IBMT Flickr site:


A video will also be available on IBMT YouTube site:

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