The Streets of Derry: Then and Now

Derry Quay, back in the day....
Derry Quay, back in the day....

Derry changes constantly - but it’s only when you look at an old photo that you realise how much.

What better way to illustrate the speed and character of the city’s reinvention than to compare images from the 1960s and 1970s with their equivalents today.

Sean McLaughlin, who has compiled a series of books featuring images from the Journal’ archives, says comparing the old and new photos is a wonderful way to experience the diversity of Derry.

“Not only do we get to see how famous places like the quayside, Bishop Street and Foyle Road have changed, we’re also presented with a visual story which tells us that, while some places have come and gone, the dynamic feel of the city lives on, ” he says