What’s your game? – David Archer

My sincere thanks to David Archer for taking the time to write another article for the blog. His last piece ‘Smacked the bastard’ and the accompanying etchings were a fascinating vignette of life in early 1980s Belfast. This piece, ‘What’s your game?’ and the etchings below are inspired by a story told to David byContinue reading “What’s your game? – David Archer”

Young loyalists need to listen to those who experienced the worst of the Troubles

In May 1972 Max Hastings was dispatched by the BBC to the streets of East Belfast to gauge the mood among the loyalists of the Woodstock and Ravenhill Roads after another bout of what had become an almost daily occurrence in the city – sectarian rioting. There was a new youth subcultural movement on theContinue reading “Young loyalists need to listen to those who experienced the worst of the Troubles”