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Network Members’ Digital Exhibition

Car Part

(Healing Through Remembering)

‘The rail workers had withdrawn their labour in a pay and conditions dispute. Thursday 8 March 1973 was somewhat quieter and more relaxed in the City of London as a result. An air of relaxed informality had settled; luncheon parameters were stretched. At 2.45 I was having a ‘pie and a half pint’  in the Lord Nelson, just across from the entrance to the Old Bailey, with some colleagues when we were interrupted by the Metropolitan Police who ordered us out. Some minutes later, as I walked along Newgate Street, I heard the unmistakable sound of an explosion, or as it is known in some circles, a ‘big smokie’ This article is a reminder.’

Label written by Brendan Meegan.