Troubles victims filmed at Shankill bomb site for Netflix documentary

Stephen Travers, Alan McBride and Eugene Reavey meeting at the Shankill bomb memorial garden
Brendan Hughes

THREE prominent campaigners for victims of the Troubles met at the scene of the Shankill bombing in west Belfast yesterday as part of filming for a Netflix documentary.

Alan McBride, Eugene Reavey and Stephen Travers met and spoke at the Shankill Road memorial garden before visiting the scene of the bombing.

Nine civilians including two children were killed in October 1993 when an IRA bomb exploded at a fish shop.

Mr McBride's wife Sharon and father-in-law John Frizzell were among those killed in the bombing – one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles.

Mr Travers was seriously injured in a UVF attack on the Miami Showband in 1975 which claimed the lives of three of his band-mates.

In 1976, Mr Reavey's three brothers were fatally wounded in an attack on their family home at Whitecross in Co Armagh.

Netflix filmed their meeting on Shankill Road for a new documentary on the Troubles.

The meeting was held ahead of Mr McBride and Mr Travers taking part in an event on Falls Road last night in which they discussed what helps them live life now.

'Life After Death: Living Today with a Legacy of the Troubles', was held at St John's Parish Hall and hosted by Kate Turner from Healing Through Remembering as part of the 4 Corners Festival.

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