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"What does Free Derry Corner mean to you?"

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Text: Adrian Kerr

"What does Free Derry Corner mean to you?"

© Eamon Melaugh © Martin Melaugh
1970 2000

On 5 January 1969 the words "You Are Now Entering Free Derry" were painted on the gable wall of a terraced house in the Bogside in Derry. Then just an individual’s act of defiance, the slogan, and the wall, have now become an internationally recognised symbol of resistance.

Now, following on from the very successful ‘Freedom’s Wall’ exhibition launched as part of this year’s Bloody Sunday Commemoration, Derry book publishers Guildhall Press, the Bloody Sunday Trust, and the Rossville Historical Society, are producing a major photographic record of the wall.

Alongside the photographs the book will contain a wide range of national and international opinion on the wall, and the publishers are appealing for anyone who feels they have something to say about Free Derry Corner to get in touch with them.

To submit your opinion simply e-mail Guildhall Press [e-mail:] with your name and address and answer the question "What does Free Derry Corner mean to you?" in approximately 100 words. Guildhall Press would also like to hear from people who have any unique photographs of the wall and who would be interested in submitting them for possible publication. Please email Guildhall Press for details.

Due to space restraints the publishers cannot guarantee that all submissions will be included. Deadline for submissions is mid-April.

Adrian Kerr

Guildhall Press
GP Media
Unit 4, Community Service Units
Bligh's Lane
BT48 0LZ

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