‘Derry Journal: The 1980s - A Decade in Focus’ is the eagerly-awaited fourth volume of photographs from the amazing archives of Ireland’s second oldest newspaper.
As with its best-selling predecessors, the new book – due out in the next few weeks - is jam-packed full of images that will appeal to those who love Derry and its past.
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 and its people 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 1980s as you could hope for.
In the book, you come face-to-face with people from the past and wonder where they came from, where they went and what their story is.
Whether it’s photos of children at school, days out at the seaside or people simply going about their everyday lives, these images are a wonderful snapshot of times gone by.
In essence, the photos tell the remarkable story of a place and its people during a decade plagued by the Troubles.
The images featured on these two pages are just a snapshot of the vast array of photos from the 1980s that are available in the ‘Derry Journal’ archives.