‘Derry Journal: The 1970s - A Decade in Focus’ - The perfect Christmas present

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‘Derry Journal: The 1970s - A Decade in Focus’ is the eagerly-awaited third volume of photographs from the amazing archives of Ireland’s second oldest newspaper.

As with its best-selling predecessors - ‘Derry Journal: The Lost Archives I and II’ - this new book is jam-packed full of images that will appeal to those who love Derry and its past.

1977...  Wrestling legend Giant Haystacks in action at Templemore Sports Complex.

1977... Wrestling legend Giant Haystacks in action at Templemore Sports Complex.

The book - a joint initiative from the Derry Journal and Guildhall Press - is filled with hundreds of beautifully reproduced black and white photographs of a city that looks hauntingly familiar but one that many of us have never seen before.

The photos in the new compilation are as close to a time-travelling virtual-reality tour of Derry in the 1970s as you could hope for.

In essence, the photos tell the remarkable story of a place and its people during the turbulent 1970s.

The images featured on these two pages are just a snapshot of the vast array of photos available in the ‘Derry Journal’ archives.