Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Plaque unveiling in memory of the North West Brigadistas

Statement issued by North West Spanish Civil War Project:

Invitation to Plaque unveiling in memory of the North West Brigadistas

On the Thursday 18th July 2013, the North West Spanish Civil War Project in conjunction with the Derry Trades Council will be unveiling a plaque in Derry to honour the International Brigades and the men from Derry, Donegal and Tyrone who served in the defence of the Spanish Republic and the fight against fascism.

The commemoration who will include representatives of the trade union movement as well as relatives of those who served in Spain from 1936 – 1938 when the international brigades were stood down.

A full programme of events will be released in the coming week which will include a Spanish Civil War exhibition, film screening, talks, social evening and plaque unveiling to those local brigadistas from the North West.

The plaque unveiling ceremony will take place on Thursday 18th July, at the Unite Building, 56-58 Carlisle Road, Derry at 7.30pm followed by a short reception in the union headquarters. The evening's celebrations will continue with at Sandino's Bar, Water Street with and evening of workers songs and poetry. Everyone is welcome.

North West Spanish Civil War Project