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Hugh Maxton

Hugh Maxton’s Waking: An Irish Protestant Upbringing is published by Lagan Press.

Bloody Sunday Diary

Hugh Maxton, 5 February 1998

Derry 30 January 1972. After the coldest night of the winter, Sunday morning began with an effervescence of light and frost. The ground was ringing iron as a few early citizens moved through the yellow streets.

At 2 p.m. we joined the crowd on Bishop’s Field. The atmosphere was carnival; children played on the metal swings as they waited for the march to form up. At the edge of the...

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