Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Lost Archives of Derry Journal: in book format

Lovely new book just published. Sure to be a popular Christmas gift for people with Derry roots. Here's the publisher's blurb:

The archives of the Derry Journal – the second oldest newspaper still in existence in Ireland – include thousands of photographic images that document the extraordinary history of a community over half a century. For many years, this treasure trove of photos has been hidden away in dusty cabinets, never seeing the light of day – until now.

The images in this book, compiled by Sean McLoughlin, represent a unique pictorial record of Derry during the 1950s and 1960s.

This new photographic compilation tells the remarkable story of a place and its people in the years before the outbreak of The Troubles.

In these pages, 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 – many of them once feared lost forever – are a wonderful snapshot of times gone by.

The Derry Journal’s photo archive is arguably the best visual history of twentieth-century Derry in existence.

Paperback. ISBN: 9781906271527
256 pages Mono
£14.95 / €18.75
Purchase online.