Fisher kindly allowed us to use these photos.
The top picture show the children outside Cambria House. Sonia's
father, George Phillips, is stood at the back on the left. Sonia
believes the man at the back on the right was George's best friend,
One Sunday George would take 12 children home to tea at 32 Corelli
Street, Newport. The next Sunday Jack would take 12 to tea at
Clayton Street. George's Parents, William and Ethel, already
had 8 children to feed and making ends meet was a struggle. The
Phillips family were keen supporters of the Labour Party, which
strongly backed the cause of the Basques, and this may explain
The children were upset when they knew George and Jack had volunteered
to join the army - they had left a war zone and were afraid for
Tragically, Jack was killed shortly after the war when a truck
he was diving was blown up by a land mine.
(Left) George and the staff of Cambria House.
More photos in the South Wales Argus feature.