South Wales Coalfield Collection

Spanish Civil War

Spanish Civil War Volunteers

Ref No. Description Dates
PHO/SCW/1 Welsh Ambulance Unit.
Informal photograph of members of Welsh Ambulance Unit leaving for Spain.
(1 photograph)
3.1937
PHO/SCW/2 Welsh Volunteers while Serving in the International Brigade.
Photograph of Leo Price, Frank Owen, Jack Roberts and Dickie Bird. Members of the International Brigade serving in Spain.
(3 photographs)
6.1937
PHO/SCW/3 Welsh Volunteers in the International Brigades.
Formal photograph of Welsh volunteers in the International Brigades. One of the photographs has signatures on the back but these are not the signatures of people featured in this photograph.
(5 photographs; duplicates)
8.1937
PHO/SCW/4 Jack Roberts and two unidenitifed International Brigaders.
Photograph of Jack Roberts and two other Spanish civil war volunteers on leave in Madrid.
(1 photograph)
8.1937
PHO/SCW/5 Jack Roberts and two unidentified International Brigaders.
Photograph of Jack Roberts with two unidentifed volunteers on Benicasim beach.
(1 photograph)
9.1937
PHO/SCW/6 Welsh Volunteer of the XV International Brigade.
Photograph of Welsh Volunteers of the XV International Brigade before the Ebro offensive. Informal photograph of volunteers holding their guns.
(1 photograph & 1 glass negative)
1938
PHO/SCW/7 Welsh Volunteers of the XV International Brigade.
Photographs of Welsh Volunteers of the XV International Brigade. Informal photographs of two groups of volunteers and individual portrait photographs of two men (one of which is George Pick).
(4 photographs)
1936-1939(c)
PHO/SCW/8 British Battalion of the International Brigade.
Photographs of British Battalion volunteers of the International Brigades before the Ebro Offensive. Informal photograph of volunteers holding their guns or clenching their fists as a symbol of solidarity.
(1 photograph)
1938
PHO/SCW/9 British Battalion of the International Brigade.
Informal photograph of Officers of the British Battalion of the International Brigades before the Ebro Offensive.
(2 photographs & 1 glass negative)
1938
PHO/SCW/10 British Battalion of International Brigade.
Informal photograph of a British Battalion of the International Brigades resting at the front. Photograph shows some of the men eating and one man with an accordian.
(2 photographs)
1936-1939(c)
PHO/SCW/11 Anti-tank Battery Volunteers.
Photograph of anti tank battery volunteers and international brigaders, Tom Jones, George Baker and an unidentifed Canadian.
(2 photographs)
1936-1939(c)
PHO/SCW/12 International Brigade Prisoners.
Formal photograph of prisoners held at Burgos Penitentiary for International Brigaders.
(1 photograph)
1939
PHO/SCW/13 Will Davies.
Photograph of Will Davies holding a poster advertising the Daily Worker. The posters slogan is "Franco forced back". Will Davies was killed at Brunete during the Spanish Civil War.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/SCW/14 Henry Dobson.
Photograph of a plaque to the memory of Henry Dobson. The plaque is a portrait of Henry Dobson.The following words are below the portrait : "Henry Dobson Captain in the International Brigades in Spain. Killed at Ebro River Battle July 31 1938. (Plaque) Placed in this institute by the Cambrian Combine Workmen and friends as a token of our esteem for his supreme sacrifice for democracy" Also there is a photograph of one of the invitations to attend the unveiling ceremony.
(3 photographs)
1938(c)
PHO/SCW/15 George Fretwell.
Photograph of George Fretwell who was killed in the Spanish Civil War.
(1 photograph)
1937(c)
PHO/SCW/16 Tom Jones.
Portrait photograph of Tom Jones, member of the International Brigades.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/SCW/17 Frank Owen.
Photographs of Frank Owen and his family. They include FO at the Gileston Camp for Boys 1936. FO on a demonstration in 1937. FO's widow and her two children. FO's youngest son (photograph taken when he was about 16 years old). Frank Owen was killed in July 1937 in the battle of Brunete.
(5 photographs)
1936-1950(c)
PHO/SCW/18 Tom Picton.
Photograph of Tom Picton member of the International Brigades.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
nd
PHO/SCW/19 Jack Roberts.
Photograph of Jack Roberts member of the Internatonal Brigades.
(1 photograph)
4.1938
PHO/SCW/20 Roman Rodriguez.
Photograph of Roman Rodriguez member of the International Brigades. There are the words above and below the photograph "In proud memory Roman Rodriguez (Dowlais) who died fighting in the British Battalion of the International Brigades in Spain".
(2 photographs)
nd
PHO/SCW/21 James Strangward.
Photograph of memorial programme for James Strangward killed in Spain in August 1938. There are the following words above and below the photograph "In proud memory of James Strangward who died fighting in the British Battalion of the International Brigades in Spain".
(1 photograph)
nd

Spanish Settlers in South Wales and Refugees

Ref No. Description Dates
PHO/SCW/22 Spanish Immigrant Workers.
Photograph of group of Spanish immigrant workers en route to South Wales. Some of the group are holding musical instruments.
(2 photographs)
1907
PHO/SCW/23 Spanish Family Settlers.
Photograph of the parents of the Macho family who settled in Abercraf. Formal photogaph of parents dressed in traditional costume.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/SCW/24 Spanish Family Settlers.
Portrait photograph of a Spanish family group who settled in Abercraf.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
nd
PHO/SCW/25 Spanish Family Settlers.
Portrait photograph of a Spanish family group who settled in South Wales.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
nd
PHO/SCW/26 Basque Children Refugees.
Photograph of Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War arriving in Southampton on the Habana. Children looking through a window of the ship.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
23.5.1937
PHO/SCW/27 Basque Children Refugees.
Photograph of Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War embarking from a ship with the help of nurses.
(1 photograph)
1937
PHO/SCW/28 Basque Children Refugees.
Photograph of South Wales miners visiting a children's home for Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War.
(1 photograph)
1938
PHO/SCW/29 Basque Children Refugees.
Formal photograph of Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War, on a visit to University College Cardiff.
(1 photograph)
1938(c)
PHO/SCW/30 Basque Children Refugees.
Informal photograph of Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War, living at Caerleon Camp.
(1 photograph)
1938(c)
PHO/SCW/31 Basque Boys Refugees.
Photograph of members of Basque Boys Amateur Football Club Caerleon.
(2 photographs)
1939(c)

Spanish Aid

Ref No. Description Dates
PHO/SCW/32 Spanish Relief from Bedlinog.
Photograph of collection of food for Spain. Collection by Bedlinog United Front Committee For Spanish Aid.
(1 photograph)
1936-1939
PHO/SCW/33 Spanish Relief from Bedwas.
Photograph of collection of food for Spain. Collection at Bedwas. Women shoppers donate tins of food.
(1 photograph)
1937
PHO/SCW/34 Spanish Relief from Pontypridd.
Photograph of collection of food for Spain. Collection at Pontypridd. There is a slogan on a box "Pontys answer to Malaga".
(1 photograph)
1937
PHO/SCW/35 Spanish Relief from Cardiff.
Photograph of loading vans of goods and clothes outside Cardiff Trades and Labour council offices. A consignment of relief being shipped to Spain as a gift from Tonypandy, Bedwas and Cardiff.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/SCW/36 Spanish Seamen.
Photograph of Spanish seamen on strike in Cardiff against the military up-rising. The photograph shows sailors on the docks and on the ship Sabina displaying raised and clenched fists to show solidarity.
(1 photograph)
7.1936
PHO/SCW/37 Spanish Peasant.
Photograph of a Spanish peasant. Photograph taken to represent farm workers who joined up with the Government troops in their fight against the rebels. The farm labourer has raised above his head a sickle and a hammer.
(2 photographs)
13.8.1936
PHO/SCW/38 Spanish Contingent in Demonstration.
Photograph of Spanish contingent (from Cardiff and Dowlais) in the Cardiff May Day Demonstration.
(1 photograph)
1937
PHO/SCW/39 Demonstration to demand Recognition of the Spanish Republican Government.
Photograph of mass meeting in London to demand recognition of the Spanish Republican Government. The photograph shows the crowd in Trafalgar Square being addressed by Clemente Garcia.
(1 photograph)
1946

Spanish Civil War, Commemorating those who fought and died

Ref No. Description Dates
PHO/SCW/40 South Wales Gala.
Photographs taken at the South Wales Gala of veterans of the Spanish Civil War. Photographs of the procession by survivors of the Spanish Civil War and informal photograph of the group.
(4 photographs)
1970
PHO/SCW/41 South Wales Gala.
Photographs taken at the South Wales Gala of veterans of the Spanish Civil War. Photographs include: the laying of a wreath by Michael McGahey and Glyn Williams, to commemorate those who lost their lives in Spain and informal photographs of International Brigaders.
(3 photographs)
1971
PHO/SCW/42 Fortieth Anniversary.
Photographs of celebrations for the fortieth anniversary of the International Brigades. Photographs include, procession of survivors carrying a banner with the slogan "International Brigade British Battalion; Freedom, Democracy, Peace;" survivors listening to speakers; medal to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the International Brigades.
(4 photographs)
9.10.1976-10.10.1976
PHO/SCW/43 Memorial - SWML.
Photograph of the memorial at the South Wales Miners' Library commemorating fallen heroes of the International Brigades from Wales. It is made out of Welsh coal, slate and steel. The following words in Welsh and English are on the memorial "To the immortal memory of the Welshmen who with their comrades of Spain and of many nations in the ranks of the International Brigades gave their lives in support of the Heroic struggle aganist fascism 1936 - 1939." The names of the Welsh men who died in Spain are below and then this short verse "He fell exalting brotherhood and right, His bleeding visage scorched by fire and smoke, E'en as the sweetest note is born of pain, So shall the song of songs be born".
(6 photographs)
1976(c)
PHO/SCW/44 Memorial - SWML.
Photograph of the unveiling of the memorial at the South Wales Miners' Library commemorating fallen heroes of the International Brigades from Wales. Photograph of the plaque with the Principal of University College, Swansea, Mr Steel, Jim Brewer, Dai Francis and Will Paynter.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
24.1.1976
PHO/SCW/45 Memorial - SWML.
Photograph of the memorial at the South Wales Miners' Library commemorating fallen heroes of the International Brigades from Wales. Photograph of Paul Robeson Jnr, Hywel Francis and Welsh survivors of the Spanish Civil War laying a wreath at the memorial.
(2 photographs)
1986
PHO/SCW/46 Memorial - South Wales.
Photograph of Welsh survivors of the Spanish Civil War laying a wreath at the memorial.
(2 photographs)
1987
PHO/SCW/47 Memorial - Manchester.
Photograph of the Greater Manchester memorial to the International Brigades. The memorial shows two hands holding up a medal with a dove on the top.
(1 photograph)
1983(c)
PHO/SCW/48 Memorial - Scotland.
Photograph of the city of Glasgow and the British Labour Movement memorial to pay tribute to the International Brigades. The memorial is a statue of a woman stretching her hands above her head. A slogan reads "Better to die on your feet than live for ever on your knees" Dolores Lbarrurri (La Pasionaria).
(1 photograph)
1970-1980

Spain Miscellaneous

Ref No. Description Dates
PHO/SCW/49 Captain Jones.
Portrait photograph of Captain "Potato" Jones master of the ship "Marie Llewellyn" who broke the fascist blockade of Republican Spain.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/SCW/50 Postcards.
Postcards and reprint of a postcard sent home by Tom Jones from the Spanish Civil War. Three colour postcards all depicting soldiers fighting. One of the postcards has the following inscription on the back "Long live the victorious Spanish Peoples Army".
(3 photographs)
1938(c)
PHO/SCW/51 International Brigaders Cap.
Photograph of International Brigaders cap. There is a metal badge and tassle on the cap.
(1 photograph)
nd

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