Belgian Refugees
The links below will take you to pages that tell the story of the hundreds of Belgian refugees who found shelter in Shipley & district after being driven from their homes. If you have any photos, documents etc that will help tell this story, please get in touch.
None can turn a deaf ear The first refugees given a rousing welcome.
Cpl Leon Broquet Belgian refugee, living in Baildon, honoured by his king.
Refugee family who are still part of Baildon The story of the Van Overloop family who fled from Antwerp to seek refuge in Baildon. Some went on to New York but some stayed and their descendants remain in the place that gave them shelter.
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