Thatcher on the radio. Blue lights flashing up the road – Susan McKay on 80s Belfast

Female Lines is a new anthology of writing and photography by women from Northern Ireland. In this extract, from her essay 'Thatcher on the radio. Blue lights flashing up the road', Derry writer Susan McKay recalls arriving to live in Belfast at the height of the Troubles

Writer and journalist Susan McKay is currently director of the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim
Susan McKay
MY TEENAGE years in Derry coincided with the eruption of the northern conflict. It was also the era of creeps like Jimmy Savile on TV. (We knew he was a creep, by the way. We just didn’t know ho[...]

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