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Legacy of the Troubles: New archive of terrorist killings opens in Public Record Office

Allison Morris examines some of the stories of Troubles victims outlined in the new archive. 

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Lives cut short: Ruby Johnson who died after a petrol bomb attack in 1972

Lives cut short: Ruby Johnson who died after a petrol bomb attack in 1972

Tot Colin Nicholl who was among the dead after a bomb at a Shankill furniture shop in 1971. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Tot Colin Nicholl who was among the dead after a bomb at a Shankill furniture shop in 1971. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

William, Doreen and Noeline Herron who were killed by an IRA firebomb in 1976

William, Doreen and Noeline Herron who were killed by an IRA firebomb in 1976

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Lives cut short: Ruby Johnson who died after a petrol bomb attack in 1972

A memorial archive, detailing the stories of lesser-known victims of the Troubles, has been placed in the Public Record Office for future generations to study.

The Legacy of the Past storytelling project details the victims’ personal stories and the often harrowing circumstances of their deaths.


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