United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Nottinghamshire Spanish Civil War

Our Ref: 27379

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Address

County Hall
West Bridgford
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
England
NG2 7QP
 
Type:Board/Plaque/Tablet
Other Location Details:

Offices of Nottinghamshire County Council

OS Map Ref:SK 581 380

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./

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLAQUESBRONZE   Good
RELIEFBRONZE   Good
PLAQUEBRASS   Good

Physical 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)

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarSpanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Total names on memorial:18
Served & Returned13
Died5
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, year died, place of death, place of birth
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2009: Information board removed and replaced with new plaque

Ceremonies

Date:24th September 1993
RolePerformed By
UnveilingHIS EXCELLENCY ALBERTO AZA
Date:22nd October 2009
RolePerformed By
Re-Dedicated 

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
MICHAEL JOHNSONSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:5
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Press Cuttings:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
MEMORIALS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WARWILLIAMS ET AL1996104-105 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Other website http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Controversy-changes-County-Hall/article-1444876-detail/article.html
Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/last-scottish-veteran-of-spanish-civil-war-dies/