Sponsored walk through Brighton & Hove on Saturday 18 September 2021
IBMT Trustee Pauline Fraser is organising a sponsored walk through Brighton and Hove on Saturday 18 September 2021 to highlight the part local Brigaders played in the fight against fascism in Spain.
Walkers will visit the houses where Brigaders were born, or the address they gave when they volunteered to go to Spain. In addition, we will visit the homes where two colonies of Basque children stayed after they were evacuated from Bilbao in May 1937.
At each stop, information will be read out about the particular Brigader, or excerpts from memoirs written in later life by former Basque children.
We will be joined by local IBMT members, peace activists and local refugee support groups. The Guernica banner, which has been displayed at IBMT events, will be displayed outside one of the former Basque Children’s colonies, alongside flags of the Second Republic and the International Brigade Memorial Trust banner.
We are asking for donations which will be shared between Sussex Brigaders Remembered and the International Brigade Memorial Trust. The Sussex share will go towards raising a memorial in Brighton, while the walk itself will raise local interest in the Brigaders and their legacy.
For more information and to book your place please contact Pauline on email@example.com
BTW Oxford IBMCommittee is organising this year’s Levellers Day by zoom on 15th May. Look out for details.
I’ve signed up for Levellers’ Day, although I will miss quite a bit of it, as I will be on the PSC rally in Brighton.