A STAINED-GLASS window commemorating the four Prestonpans men who fought in the 1936 Spanish Civil War has been installed at Prestonpans Labour Club.

In 1936, 549 Scots left their home towns to join the Scottish ranks of the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigade.

The Labour Club has now installed a stain glass window by artist Andy Johnston to commemorate the four miners – George Watters, Jock Gilmour, William ‘Bill’ Dickson and Jimmy Kempton – who joined the brigade.

The miners, who returned to East Lothian, have their names engraved in the window, alongside the phrase ‘No Pasaran’, which translates to they shall not pass, a slogan used to express determination to defend a position against an enemy.

The window, which was revealed to members when the pub re-opened earlier this year, features the colours of the International Brigade flag.

Derek Costello, club president, said: “We put it in just before the first lockdown last year, so it has been there for a year but there’s not been anybody in the pub to see it.

“We put it in on the back of the pub after a theatre group called Wonder Fools toured a dramatization about the guys from Prestonpans that actually went to fight in the Spanish civil war.

“It represents the men from the International Brigade who fought for us.”