The Belfast Blitz

2013-09-19 Blitz+
Above is a new mural by JMK (Jonny McKerr – Fb) in Hogarth Street (in Tigers Bay) with images of the Belfast Blitz – in the apex a Nazi bomber sets buildings alight; in the main panel, people, including a milkman, walk among the bombed-out buildings. 900 people died and half the homes in Belfast were destroyed or damaged (WP). A detailed image of the bottom right corner, in which soldiers listen to a piano player, can be found below. The garden wall (to the right of the shot) has an outline on it but is not yet finished. If you know the artist (“Johnny from Lurgan”?), please leave a comment or get in touch.
Update 2013-10-16: The garden wall to the right has been completed. It features a painted frame surrounding a manufactured plaque. See below for an image.
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2013-09-19 BlitzDetail+
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2013-10-16 BlitzPlaque+
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text: X01318 X01319 X01395 this mural is dedicated to the people who lost their lives in tiger’s bay on the 16th april 1941 during the belfast blitz anderson brown campbell carson christy clarke donnnelly dornan duffy erskine fee flack gordon halliday hillis howard irwin jerwood kennedy kinghan lilley lynas lyttle mcatamney mcavoy mccary mccullough mcdowell mchugh mcintyre mcilwayne mckinty mcknight mclellan mcneil millar miller moore mulhulland pollock renton rossborough spratt taggart toogood venn venton warwick wilson
Belfast Telegraph image of a woman in the York Road area testing a piano after it was moved
BelfastBlitzpiano.jpg

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