Launch events for Belfast Battalion…
8th December, 2018
11 am, St Joseph’s Church, Sailortown (see here for location)
The summer of 1935 saw the most significant violence in Belfast between 1922 and 1969. Mainly concentrated in the Docks area, the events of 1935 are repeatedly referenced in reporting of the conflict that re-emerged over the summer of 1969. Rather than concentrating on the wider causes of the violence this talk will look at people’s experience on the streets off Garmoyle Street, Nelson Street and York Street in 1935. After the violence, Sailortown residents submitted compensation claims to Belfast Corporation which provide first hand accounts of various incidents. What residents witnessed in 1935 likely became part of local history and folklore and influenced how people reacted to events in 169.
There will be a limited number of copies of the Belfast Battalion book available to buy at the launch but you can reserve a copy to pick up at the launch at the link below.
Reserve a Copy of Belfast Battalion
Copies will be available to be picked up at the launch in St Josephs at 11am on 8th December 2018 (note – if you’d like a signed copy – simply add it as an instruction when making payment for the book).