Author Topic: Basque Boy in Cheetham  (Read 800 times)


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Basque Boy in Cheetham
« on: 16:29:27, 06/10/18 »
Hi everyone,
Congratulations for the,s amazing...

My father, Angel Laria, was a child from Spain, refugee from the Basque Country. Those people arrived England for the Spanish Civil War. He was living in Cheetham Hill since 1937 from 1950.
 He was living with Morris Klein & family. Morris had a tailor shop...
Ive try to get information about this family and that shop
Grettings from Spain
Thanks, and have a good day!!!!!


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Re: Basque Boy in Cheetham
« Reply #1 on: 20:45:06, 06/10/18 »
Welcome Laria,

So pleased you are enjoying the forum and I'm sure people will be on soon to answer you post.

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Re: Basque Boy in Cheetham
« Reply #2 on: 09:07:27, 30/12/18 »
The Basque area has some lovely countryside,it reminded me of Wales. It must have been hard to leave behind.
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Re: Basque Boy in Cheetham
« Reply #3 on: 17:28:12, 31/12/18 »

Greetings Laria,

How old was your Father when he arrived in Manchester?
When did he leave?
Did he travel with his family, what were their names?
Did they come by ship, what might it's name be?

The 'Morris Klein' they stayed with, did he spell his name Klein or Clynes?
Did Morris have family members whose names I can check, also might he have been confirmed with a Jewish name?

With more information I might be able to research further. It is likely that Morris was a Garment maker working in Strangeways.
Most Russian immigrants in that area were Tailors, Cutters, Pressers etc.
Strangeways specialised in water-proof garments.

Best Regards, Oldron.