Czech Memorial Foundation restored

Czech fountain celebration -1On October 27th local people joined the Czech community to celebrate the restoration of the Czech memorial fountain in Jephson Gardens which has been listed as an historic monument Grade II. This was the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the fountain commemorating the occasion when a brave group of young Czech men, trained in Leamington,  sacrificed their lives in defence of their country after assassinating the Nazi leader, Reinhard Heydrich.

It was also 100 years since the Czech Republic was created, and both the Czech and the Slovak embassies were represented at the event. Red roses were laid by the Czechs and local dignitaries, and a group of small children sang a Czech song – a fitting end to a moving occasion.

 Margaret Begg