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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Rhondda
Town
Maerdy Ferndale
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C. 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 2009
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60475
Current location

On a step at edge of bridge.
Maerdy Bridge
Maerdy Ferndale
Rhondda
Mid Glamorgan
CF43
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SS970 980
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
1. Metal plaque fixed to wooden railings. The inscription is surmounted by the emblem of the International Brigade. 2. Additionally in 2009 a slate tablet on a granite plinth with the same inscription and emblem.
Inscription
You are history You are legend. We shall not forget You/ THIS BRIDGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY/ OF FRANK OWEN/ OF PENTRE ROAD MAERDY,/ KILLED IN ACTION AT BRUNETE IN JULY 1937 FIGHTING FASCISM WITH/ THE INTERNTIONAL BRIGADE DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR./ No pasaran
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: forename,surname,manner of death,place of death,year died
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Welsh
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Welsh
Condition
History
Original plaque damaged by target practice, later replaced by a slate tablet.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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