A MAJOR symposium to be held on the Rock will explore life in Gibraltar during the Spanish Civil War.

The event, planned by retired members of the Unite union to take place in February 2015, will study the effects of the Spanish Civil War on the community, in particular trade unions and other workers’ movements.

When Nationalist forces landed in Algeciras in 1936 many Spanish trade unionists and Republican sympathisers sought refuge in Gibraltar.

Foreign experts will speak on the subject and the organisers have been amassing information from the files of the Museum of Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Garrison Library and the Department of Culture.

Local people who have any historically-significant objects – photos, newspaper clippings personal items – or are willing to share their personal experiences should call 00 350  200 74185



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