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Plaque in entrance to PCS union head office, Falcon Road, SW11, to the International Brigade volunteers from Battersea.

Plaque in Camden Town Hall, Euston Road, NW1, to volunteers and supporters from Camden. Erected by Camden Borough Council, 29 April 1995

Statue and plaque to four print and media workers killed in Spain in Marx Memorial Lib­rary, 37A Clerkenwell Green, EC1. Unveiled 14 December 2009. Originally erected 1986 by printworkers’ union SOGAT at convalescent home in Rottingdean, Sussex, then unveiled at GPMU union centre at Quorn, Leicestershire, by Jack Jones, November 2002.

Large mural-style painting by Rosa Branson marking 75th anniversary of the creation of the International Brigades, donated to Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, EC1, in 2011. Viewing by appointment.

Original Battle of the Ebro plaque, naming 90 British Battalion dead, which was unveiled in 2005 on Hill 705 in the Sierra de Pándols but subsequently vandalised by Spanish neo-fascists, was unveiled by Emily Thornberry MP at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU on 30 October 2016.

Plaque in reception area of RMT union head office, Unity House, Chalton Street, NW1, to seafarers and railway workers who joined the International Brigades. Erected 8 June 2004 at Maritime House (RMT union offices), Old Town, SW4, before being installed at Unity House.

Memorial seat to David Marshall in the Rose Garden, West Ham Park, E7.

Memorial in Fulham Palace Gardens, SW6, to volunteers from Hammersmith and Fulham. Erected by Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council and local trades council, 31 August 1997.

Memorial bench in Victoria Park (overlooking boating lake, 50m west of Crown Gate West entrance), E2, for Sam Lesser. Unveiled 18 March 2012.

Memorial bench (beside clump of pines, NNW of Parliament Hill summit) for International Brigaders Danny, Tommy (died Brunete, July 1937) and Joe Gibbons. Unveiled by the Gibbons family, April 1980.

Statue by Arthur Dooley and plaque erected in Unite union offices, 128 Theobalds Road, WC1, to members who fought in Spain. Erected by the T&G union, 1 June 1990.

Plaque to Halcrow Verstage (killed at Brunete, July 1937) and local volunteers, in Town Hall, Catford Road, London SE6. Unveiled by Bill Alexander and Jack Jones, 13 February 1999.

'Postcards from Lewisham' mural by Bruce Williams and Gary Phillips at Molesworth Street entrance to Lewisham Shopping Centre, SE13, part of which depicts local volunteers. Unveiled 28 February 1998.  Photos by Anthony Hart.

“Echoes of Spain” mosaic under Westway flyover, Portobello Road, W11, commemorating local volunteers and Spanish Republican refugees. Unveiled 18 October 2006 by Jack Jones and Ambassador Carlos Miranda.

“Guernica Alley” is one of 13 of photomurals by artist Peter Dunn along Portobello Road. The murals reflect the various historical and cultural influence on the west London neighbourhood. An International Brigade banner and a number of volunteers are pictured on board the Habana, which brought nearly 4,000 refugee children from Republican Spain to Britain in May 1937. Many settled in the Notting Hill area.

Ceremonial red stole in St Luke’s Church, Farnborough Way, SE15. Provided by Brigader Douglas Eggar and St Luke’s Church.

National memorial and sculpture by Ian Walters in Jubilee Gardens, SE1, to the 526 killed in Spanish Civil War who went to Spain from Britain and Ireland. Erected by Greater London Council and International Brigade Association and unveiled by Michael Foot MP, 5 October 1985. Moved to new site in the park in April 2012.

Plaque naming local volunteers in John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA. Unveiled there on 25 October 2016. Originally unveiled in Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Peckham Road, SE5, on 1 November 1986. Erected by Southwark Borough Council.

Plaque to local volunteers on front of the Old Town Hall, Cable Street, E1.