Belfast Telegraph

Troubles victims meet at Shankill bomb memorial

By Rebecca Black

Three men connected to some of the most infamous atrocities of the Troubles came together yesterday for a poignant visit to the site of the Shankill bomb.

Alan McBride, who lost his wife and father-in-law in the Belfast blast, was joined by Miami Showband massacre survivor Stephen Travers and Eugene Reavey, who lost three members of his family following a loyalist paramilitary attack.

Mr McBride said: "Frizzell's fish shop is where 10 people died. I think of it as a sacred space.

"Stephen just wants to pay his respects, that's why I've agreed to take him up there.

"He's a good guy, Stephen. I like him."

Mr McBride and Mr Travers later took part in an event titled Life After Death: Living Today with a Legacy of the Troubles as part of the 4 Corners Festival, talking about what helps them live life now.

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