Searchlights over Belfast as carnage of the Blitz remembered

Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Frank McCoubrey is pictured here at City Hall on Thursday night, as the building went dark to mark the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 11:15 pm
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th April 2021 Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Frank McCoubrey

Homes across Belfast will have been able to see two searchlights in the night sky, beamed from the grounds of City Hall around 9pm.

Alderman McCoubrey said: “Some of our older generation will still have vivid memories of the Blitz; stories of bravery, hardship and survival.

“It’s important that we continue to remember this part of our city’s history and educate our younger generations, to help them understand the impact the Second World War had on Belfast and its people.”

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