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’ ….”



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 28 April 2020

Posted as part of PFTW

8 thoughts on “Message in a window

        1. The window is in Belfast. Obviously Guernica isn’t 🙂
          An Irish contingent fought against Franco, and some were from Belfast. And many died. And many Belfast activists were involved in supporting anti-fascists from home. It’s quite a recent addition to the windows there – in the last 5 years or so I think

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