Blackstaff Square: Working Women's Square

Blackstaff Square: Working Women's Square

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Location

Belfast, Blackstaff Square, City Centre

Year

1989

Date

Transmission 01/12/1989

Length

14min 50sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Footage of women putting up a “Working Women’s Square” banner in Blackstaff Square, Belfast, with Ivan Little interviewing those present.

The camera captures views of construction workers near the square whilst the protest is set up. Interview with leader of the movement, Darcy, who discusses the reasons for the name change and the need for the women’s protest. When challenged on the name by Little, Darcy responds with "Isn't it nice that your granny and your mother's work is now recognised?". Also seen, women writing slogans and messages on a large piece of paper.

The footage concludes with speeches, with the women opening a bottle of champagne and dancing. 


Credits

Ulster Television

Interviewer: Ivan Little 

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