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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Adur
Town
Lancing
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
Spanish Civil War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 May 2017
    Attended by: Parish Councillor Lee Cowen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73874
Current location

On external wall by entrance
Lancing Library
Penstone Park
Lancing
Adur
West Sussex
BN15 9DL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 18145 04545
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Circular blue heritage plaque with inscription in white lettering.
Inscription
LANCING PARISH COUNCIL // Penstone House / once stood on this site. // In 1937, Penstone House provided / sanctuary for a number of refugee children / from the Basque region of Spain who came / to Britain fleeing bombing and starvation / after the destruction of Guernica / during the Spanish Civil War. // They were supported and cared for / entirely by the local community / of Lancing.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Spanish Civil War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height c25cm, width c25cm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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