Monday, 6 February 2023

Textile Details

'The First Bomb in Coleraine', by June Gamble. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'The First Bomb in Coleraine', by June Gamble. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)

 

Title of Textile:The First Bomb in Coleraine
Maker: June Gamble, Focus on Families, Ballysally, Coleraine
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
Description:

June recalls being at work in the shirt factory on Ballycastle Road, when the car bomb planted by the IRA exploded on Railway Road, Coleraine on June 12th 1973, killing six Protestant civilians. In this arpillera, we see her making the journey home with her sister, detouring to avoid the town centre.

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/chron/ch73.htm

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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