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Memorial to the EOKA 1955-59 fighters

Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (3)n

              Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (10)n     Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (11)n                                     Panayiotis Yiorgallidis                         Alekos Konstantinou

            Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (12)n      Ηρώον ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (9)n                                         Kostas Anaxagorou                             Andreas Patsalidis

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Spilia-Kourdali village center. Nicosia district.

Material: Bronze 

Dimensions: 2.10 meters each statue

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Patsalidis (Ανδρέας Πατσαλίδης), Kostas Anaxagorou (Κώστας Αναξαγόρα), Panayiotis Yiorgallidis (Παναγιώτης Γιωργαλλίδης) and Alekos Konstantinou (Αλέκος Κωνσταντίνου) who died at Spilia fight. The initiative for the memorial was taken by an ad hoc private committee. The funding was undertaken by Spilia Community Committee, the Spilia expatriates, private individuals, “Aris” local athletic union and the State. The unveiling took place on September 29th 1991.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 31, 1988, p. 3.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/7, document April 10, 1990.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, document June 6, 2008.