Linking smoothly to Keith's opening considerations, Marlene Siddaway (President, International Brigades Memorial Trust) followed, expressing her honour in succeeding a number of great Presidents, including the 'great Jack Jones', founding President of the Trust and leading trade unionist, and himself a veteran of the Spanish war. Marlene reflected on the intellectual loss to their home countries of the volunteers who died on Spanish battlefields.
|Dr Somerville Hastings|
|Thora Silverthorne (middle) and Dr Reginald Saxton (right)|
|Eric Stanford, in front of his sculpture in Reading's Forbury Gardens|