Friday, February 24, 2017
Francisco Artola Beuzón
Francisco Artola Beuzón was born in El Puerto de Santa María in 1927. The fascist revolt of 1936 left him without a father, a socialist carpenter who was shot by Franco’s rebels.
As a child he began working in various trades until, at age 18, he started working as a cooper at a wine cellar. He married Lola Ibáñez in 1954.
He was a militant member of the Communist Party of Spain since 1958 and did important trade union and political work, especially during the dictatorship. His political work got him into prison for several years.