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Starts at The Marx Memorial Library

37A Clerkenwell Green, London

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To tie in with this year’s CityRead novel, The Muse by Jessie Burton, which is partly set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, Islington Library and Heritage Service in partnership with Clerkenwell & Islington Guides' Association, present a free guided walk that explores Islington’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War. The walk will feature those who went to Spain and those people at home who actively supported the Spanish Government and People.

Islington International Brigaders included everyone from academics to plumbers; Aid Spain supporters at home were communists, priests and everything between! We will explore some of the fascinating stories of the people connected to Islington as well as the events which took place across the borough to raise awareness and money for food, clothes, medical aid and even arms. Memorial services were held for those who died and returners came to tell their stories. At the same time Islington was addressing the issues of Fascism in local politics and preparation for war at home and appeasement abroad.

The walk starts and finishes at the Marx Memorial Library on Clerkenwell Green.

The walk is led by a Clerkenwell & Islington Guide and is funded by Islington Library and Heritage Service.

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