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Edinburgh, East Princes Street Gardens, Spanish Civil War Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, East Princes Street Gardens, Spanish Civil War Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) War Memorial

Canmore ID 282453

Site Number NT27SE 5946

NGR NT 2548 7371

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/282453

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Activities

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (15 June 2000)

Granite (?) boulder with inscription plaque.

Inscriptions : On bronze plaque at top of boulder's east side:

TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO WENT FROM / THE LOTHIANS AND FIFE TO SERVE / IN THE WAR IN SPAIN / 1936 - 1939

NOT TO A FANFARE OF TRUMPETS, / NOR EVEN THE SKIRL O' THE PIPES, / NOT FOR THE OFFER OF A SHILLING, / NOR TO SEE THEIR NAMES UP IN LIGHTS.

THEIR CALL WAS A CRY OF ANGUISH, / FROM THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE OF SPAIN. / SOME PAID WITH THEIR LIVES IT IS TRUE: / THEIR SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN.

ERECTED BY / FRIENDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE ASSOCIATION.

Signatures : None

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0173)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

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