Plaque at the Bolton Socialist Club

¡No Pasarán! - A Tribute to James Alwyn


James Alwyn was one of several volunteers from Bolton that traveled to Spain to take up the fight for democracy against fascism. 


This short film shows how the people of Bolton honour the memory of James, and his likeminded companions.




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The Spanish Civil War

The Bolton Socialist Club

The Battle of Jarama 1937

The fight against General Franco

The International Brigades

The British Battalion

The British and Irish volunteers

Thanks to the international brigade memorial trust