Compiled by Sean McLaughlin
The story of Derry in the 1970s really is a A Tale of Two Cities.
To the outside world, Northern Ireland during this period was
regarded as the place that time had left behind.
As a result of the conflict, cities like Derry and Belfast represented
all that was negative and contradictory about the modern world.
But this perception was flawed in many respects. While the global
media focused on a society tearing itself apart, there was another
world out there one in which ordinary people went about their
lives, albeit in extraordinary circumstances.
As this new compilation of photographs from the archives of the
Derry Journal shows, the community ensured everyday life still continued in the homes, streets, halls and schools across the city.
Packed with hundreds of images of Derry in the turbulent 1970s,
this publication captures the remarkable story of a place and its
people persevering throughout this troubled decade.
ISBN 978 1 906271 92 3
Published November 2014, softback, 256pp, 210mm x 240mm (wide)