In this Friday’s Journal - Through the Archives - April 1972

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In this Friday’s Journal we take a look back through Journal photographic archives to April 1972.

The early days of the Troubles affected the lives of thousands of Derry people as they attempted to get on with their daily routines in a society spiralling out of control.

To the outside world, Northern Ireland, in 1972, was regarded as the place that time had left behind. It represented all that was negative, unacceptable and contradictory.

Of course, this image was, in many respects, quite wrong.

As our photographs from the April 1972 archives of the ‘Derry Journal’ show, while conflict was never far from the surface, life - for better or worse - still managed to continue beyond the bombs and bullets.