Memorial Details

Photo: James Pasby


Tree Spain 1936 Civic Centre





Map ref

NZ 249650

Original Location

In front of Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, St. Mary’s Place. Outside Council Chamber.

Which war

Spanish Civil War, 1936

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Tree planted and plaque unveiled July 1986. Erected by Newcastle City Council, County Association of Trades Councils, July 1986 and March 1989.

Memorial Description

At its foot is a plaque mounted on a concrete base giving the details. The lettering is in sans serif capitals.


This tree was planted by
Mr. Frank Graham
to commemorate the 50th Anniversary
of the Spanish Civil War
in the presence of the Lord Mayor
Councillor J.P. Laing
July 1986.




1. Mr. Graham was a publisher and historian until his retirement. He took part in the Spanish Civil War.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photographs taken at planting ceremony: Newcastle City Council; photos: T. Harding; James Pasby

The Journal 15/07/2006 carries an article about Able Seaman George Long from Byker who was the only acting British serviceman to die in the Spanish Civil War.

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Research acknowledgements

Newcastle City Council; Tony Harding; PhilipThirkell

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