Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Spanish Civil War Sculpture

More than £11,000 has been raised to honour the eight men from Hull who fought against General Franco.  (sent by Jayne Clenmentson)

A plan to erect a memorial to eight men from Hull who joined the International Brigade to fight in the Spanish Civil War has commissioned a sculptor.
Thousands of people from Britain and Ireland fought against General Franco's forces between 1936 and 1939.
Dan Jones, a sculptor from South Yorkshire, said: "I want to make it inspirational to the mens' families."
The memorial is planned for the city centre close to Queens Gardens but the actual site has not been revealed.

Four of the Hull men, Jack Atkinson, Jim Bentley, Morris Miller and Robert Wardle, died.
Joe Latus, Richard Mortimer, Sam Walters and Bert Wilson all returned from the conflict.
There is already a commemorative plaque in the city's Guildhall to honour the eight men.
Andrew Young of Hull International Brigades Memorial Group said the new structure would be a "more fitting memorial".
More than £11,000 has already been raised by the group and it plans to unveil the memorial next October, he said.
Mr Jones is looking to source Spanish materials for his work that will have the names of the men embedded in it.
The design of the memorial is not being disclosed until it is unveiled, he said.
Mr Jones said he wanted the design to be "inspirational to the present generation" and it would "commemorate ordinary working man who fought fascism".

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