Spanish Civil War Volunteers

In the Alexandra Garden, there is a statue called Spanish Civil War Volunteers.

An expert told me the history and the behind story about the memorial.

The statue is reminding of the 169 Welsh volunteers who helped the erected Republican government during the Spanish Civil war in the 1930s to fight the facist forces of General Franco. More than 30 Welsh men died in the conflict.

The memorial stands for all the brave men and women who risked their lives in the fight against facism. They showed courage and determination in support of democracy and liberty which is still an important value today.