victims of spanish civil war remembered

The Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley speak at a ceremeony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War

The Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley speak at a ceremeony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War

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A WREATH was laid in the Peace Gardens and a plaque was re-dedicated, honouring people who fought and died in the Spanish Civil War on the 75th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

Saturday’s ceremony was organised by the local branch of the International Brigade Memorial Trust. Secretary Mike Wild’s father, Sam, was a British Brigade Commander in the war. He survived and eventually settled in Sheffield.

Five others from the city lost their lives and were buried in Spain.

Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley said: “They went as individuals because they had such a strong hatred of the forces of fascism and wanted to do what they could to make the world a better place.”