Stroke City

Published: August 4th 2011
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Well the blog has forced me to put the location as Londonderry, one of the things we learnt from the guide is the sensitivity around the name - to avoid offending anyone the city is called Derry/Londonderry (Derry - stroke - Londonderry) so Troy said it has the nickname of stroke city.

An interesting place and we went on a walking tour of the Bogside where the Bloody Sunday riots happened in 1972. There are still murals on the houses and memorials for the victims of Bloody sunday. The guide explained the problems between the sections and the different communities had their flags flying and their paving slabs painted to mark their territory. On a positive note there is a pedestrian Peace bridge indicating that all the people of the city want an end to the troubles and peace for all. Hope that's what they have one day.


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