My uncle Giordano Díaz Lombardero, who was one of the “niños vascos” (“Basque children”) evacuated to Britain during the Spanish civil war, has died aged 93.

He was born near Bilbao, the younger son of Alberto Díaz Chapartegui and his wife, Josefa Lombardero Moreira. His mother died when he was three and he and his elder brother were brought up by their paternal grandparents while their father took a job in a steelworks.

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