Sightseeing in Derry

Sightseeing in Derry

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Details

Location

Co. Derry, Derry City, Lough Foyle

Year

1960s

Date

Production 08/05/1964

Length

02min 41sec

Audio

silent

Format

colour

Source

Courtesy

Robert Kane

Rights Holder

Robert Kane

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Description

A film made by Samuel Bracegirdle, showing a trip to Derry.

Present are Norman Bridge, Leslie Hamilton, Jack WIlson, Jerry Waring and Samuel Bracegirdle. He films a bus coming down Shipquay street.

He sees Walker Monument, which was destroyed by a bomb in 1973. He visits the Derry walls, the Guildhall, Lough Foyle, and a Martello tower.

Notes

Samuel Bracegirdle was an amateur filmmaker from Belfast, his work dates from the 1950s to the 1970s. Many of his films show his home life and holidays with family and friends. He also took an interest in local history and Unionist heritage. 

Walker's Pillar was a monument to Reverand George Walker, who came to Derry before the seige of Derry, and was an inspiration to the people of the town during the seige. The monument was constructed in 1828, and contained 105 steps, to represent the 105 day seige. The statue was destroyed by a bomb in 1973, the pedestal still remains.  

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