50 years on: The family of 14 who swapped Derry for new life in Australia
It’s a truly remarkable story. The tale of a family of 14 - including four sets of twins - from Derry’s Creggan Estate who upped sticks and set off on the 14,000 mile journey to the other side of the world to begin a new and, hopefully, better life.
At around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th, 1979, an IRA bomb exploded on Spencer Road devastating the business centre of the Waterside. Dozens of businesses were affected as they geared up for the Christmas rush and the attack also left residents of the street homeless.
Derry Journal Archives: Angry scenes as factory girls stage protest in July, 1970
It is a well known fact that for many decades the women of Derry were the bulwark of this city’s workforce. They worked hard for what they earned and quite rightly took pride in their work ethic and the bonds forged on the factory floor between these women remains famed to this day.
Derry Journal Archives: Four nights of Violence, October 1970
Following four nights of violence in a row in Derry in October, 1970, the city’s MP John Hume forthrightly condemned those involved and said their actions were “totally discrediting” the case of the people of the area.
Local history researcher, Mark Lusby, will give a talk at Derry’s Central Library on Monday evening (June 29) during which he will discuss a variety of topics as diverse as the historic City Walls and the US Navy in Derry in WWII.