Nottinghamshire Spanish Civil War

Our reference
27379
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 24th September 1993
  • Rededicated : 22nd October 2009

Current location

County Hall,West Bridgford,Nottingham,Nottinghamshire,NG2 7QP,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 581 380
Denomination: Unknown

Description

(original layout) 1st alcove: 2 bronze plaques listing the names. 2nd alcove: large bronze relief of town in ruins. 3rd alcove: bronze plaque with inscription. Information board in front of all three alcoves. (replacement) 1st alcove: 3 bronze plaques listing original inscription and names. Large bronze relief in middle alcove and brass plaque at the front with new inscription. (3rd alcove empty)

Inscription

IN HONOUR OF THE VOLUNTEERS WHO LEFT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TO FIGHT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE, SPAIN 1936-1939. THEY FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THE SPANISH PEOPLE TO STOP FACISM AND SAVE LIBERTY AND PEACE FOR ALL. THEY WENT BECAUSE THEIR EYES COULD SEE NO OTHER WAY. NO PARASAN./ (NAMES) Plaque: In proud and grateful/ memory of the men/ and women of this county/ who have sacrificed/ their lives for others/ and for freedom./ We will remember them./ This plaque was unveiled by/ Councillor David Taylor/ Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council/ on October 22nd 2009./

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Total names on memorial: 18
Served and returned: 13
Died: 5
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,place of birth
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Brass
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Relief
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 24th September 1993
Attended by: HIS EXCELLENCY ALBERTO AZA

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 22nd October 2009
Attended by: undefined

History

2009: Information board removed and replaced with new plaque

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Other website http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Controversy-changes-County-Hall/article-1444876-detail/article.html

Reference

MEMORIALS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR by WILLIAMS ET AL 104-105 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ALAN SUTTON PUBLISHING LTD 1996 STROUD

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/last-scottish-veteran-of-spanish-civil-war-dies/

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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