Comment: Popular villager scarred by Kingmills tragedy

Oswald Bradley

Oswald Bradley

Oswald Bradley was a cheery, happy-go-lucky individual who was one of the model village’s most popular residents.

He and I were educated together at Bessbrook public elementary school in the 1950s and his family are part of the highly respected Bradley connection in the area. Like myself, Oswald was a Bessbrook man through and through and, as a painter and decorator, he did up many houses in the village, wisecracking as he meticulously put paint and wallpaper in place.

With his late wife Violet, he also ran the local chippie on Main Street, and by reputation, Oswald’s fish suppers were worth having.


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