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Message in a window

Beauty of stained glass

The design cleverly unites the inside and the outside

And a written message about unity on the
Belfast Dockers’ Strike of 1907 Window, Belfast City Hall, image March 2018

The artist, John McLaughlin, explained the window:

“I designed this window in 2007 to commemorate the Belfast Dockers’ Strike of 1907. The window shows a protestant worker and catholic worker linked arm in arm, a woman representing the workers for the cigarette factory and a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary reminding us of their solidarity with the strikers… The lower segment of the window depicts the Custom House which is Belfast’s ‘Speakers’ Corner’ ….”


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 28 April 2020

Posted as part of PFTW

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