Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Inishowen mountains, Northern Ireland's Derry has one of the most beautiful and panoramic locations of any Irish city, with its steep streets and steps rising high above the River Foyle. Dating from a small monastic settlement in the sixth century, its strategic position meant that by Elizabethan times it was a fortress city. All of this has given it and its people a unique, robust identity, and in this handsome book, that identity, in all its variousness, is faithfully reflected in 150 photographs. Accompanied by lively; informative captions and text, and arranged by decade, the photos depict emigrant ships leaving for America, hiring fairs, the First World War, the depression, the Second World War (when Derry welcomed American troops and saw the surrender of a U-boat), visiting showbands, civil rights agitation and the outbreak of the Troubles, and Bloody Sunday.The shop stood in the corner between Austina#39;s and Bishop Street, and the large sign above the window displays, a#39;London Pianoforte Warehousea#39;, doesna#39;t quite tell the whole story as the shop also sold sheet music and tuned pianofortes asanbsp;...
|Title||:||100 Years of Derry|
|Publisher||:||Blackstaff Press - 1999|