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    'William King, RIP', by Gwendoline King. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'William King, RIP', by Gwendoline King. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:William King, RIP
    Maker: Gwendoline King, Fab Femmes, Ballymoney
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2013
    Size (cm): 30cm x 50cm
    Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    Here Gwendoline remembers her Father in law, William King, one of the first casualties of The Troubles. She recalls: “On September 23rd 1969, anxious that his son was late returning from the technical college on Strand Road, Derry, William set off to meet him. Amid the violent clashes taking place between Catholics and Protestants in the city centre area of Derry on that day, William, who had no involvement in The Troubles, was beaten to death.”

    Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
    Location: Coleraine Museum, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Deborah Stockdale

    Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014

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