Sean McCaffery was a community activist and campaigner who became involved in the ‘Demolish Divis’ movement of the 1970s-80s. He took these photos in the late 1980s at the start of the demolitions which he and others had fought for including images of the appalling conditions the residents had to endure in what were described as the worst social housing in Europe (1982).
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Our work in Sandy Row is almost complete. Please stay tuned for a selection of oral histories and photographs from this historic Belfast community.
Welcome to the newly designed Belfast Archive (BAP) website! Throughout the next few months, the BAP will be presenting a collection of archives from Belfast’s renowned local photographers and a selection of oral histories from two of Belfast’s most unique working-class communities, Sandy Row and the Short Strand. These two communities are on the verge of re-development. Our larger oral history project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.