Spanish Civil War Stone of Remembrance


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Reference WMO249597

Address:

Peace Garden

Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

S1 2HH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
About the memorial: ROUGH-HEWN STONE OF REMEMBRANCE. TWO PLAQUES. LARGER PLAQUE BEARS INSCRIPTION AND POETRY BY BYRON. SMALLER BRASS PLAQUE BEARS UNVEILING DETAILS. LARGER PLAQUE DEPICTS BATTLE SCENE WITH BARBED WIRE.
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LARGER PLAQUE: SPANISH CIVIL WAR/ 1939-1939/ IN HONOUR OF THE SHEFFIELD MEN/ WHO FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THE SPANISH/ PEOPLE IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY/ AND OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CITY/ WHO WORKED IN SUPPORT OF THE CAUSE./"YET, FREEDON YET, THY BANNER/ TORN BUT FLYING/ STREAMS LIKE THE THUNDER-STORM/ AGAINST THE WIND"/ BYRON SMALL PLAQUE: THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY MARTIN FALNNERY, M.P., FOR THE HILLSBOROUGH SHEFFIELD CONSTITUENCY ON SUNDAY 13TH JULY 1986 IN THE PRESENCE OF COUNCILLOR DAVID BLUNKETT, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL, COUNCILLOR VIVIENNE NICHOLSON, CHAIR OF THE LIBRARIES AND ARTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS AND VETERANS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE OF THE CITY OF SHEFFIELD.

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