Re-Dedication of ILP Volunteers’ Plaque

The role of ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War will be remembered at an event at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford on Saturday 24 September.

ILP Spain plaque rededication flyerA plaque at the library commemorating their contribution and sacrifice will be re-dedicated to the volunteers in the presence of George Orwell’s son, Richard, and Quentin Kopp, the son of Orwell’s commander in Spain.

The plaque was originally unveiled in May 2009. A new sculpture of ILP volunteer Bob Smillie, who died in Spain, made by Frank Casey, will also be on display.

What: Re-dedication of ILP Plaque
Where: Working Class Movement Library, Salford
When: 11.30am-2.30pm, Saturday 24 September

The event to re-dedicate the plaque is supported by The Orwell Society and the ILP.

For more details  please e-mail Chris Hall:

Chris Hall is a trustee of the International Brigades Memorial Trust and author of ‘Not Just Orwell’: the Independent Labour Party volunteers and the Spanish Civil War (Warren and Pell, 2009) and In Spain with Orwell: George Orwell and the ILP Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, (Tippermuir Books, 2012).