WWI images replace sectarian graffiti in Londonderry

New war memorial artworks outside a community centre have been praised as a piece of 'lasting testimony' to Londonderry men who fought in World War One.

Friday, 9th September 2016, 2:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 5:01 pm
New WWI murals at Cathedral Youth Club in the Fountain area

The art was erected outside Cathedral Youth Club, in the Fountain area on the west bank of the city, in place of a raft of sectarian graffiti.

It was unveiled late last month, and pictured at the launch is resident Anne Breslin, Jeanette Warke from the youth club, Housing Executive Good Relations Officer Eddie Breslin, and Area Manager Avril McAllister, along with local children.

Ms Warke said in a statement on Friday: “Within the area, 99 local men were recruited and fought in the war. These murals will bear a lasting testimony to the memory of the men that fought in the Great War during its centenary year.”

The launch of the new images
The launch of the new images