THE family of Baroness May Blood visited Belfast City Hall yesterday as a book of condolence was opened in her memory.
Relatives of the former Labour peer and social justice campaigner joined Lord Mayor Christina Black as she signed the book following the death of Baroness Blood on Friday, aged 84.
It was also signed yesterday by deputy lord mayor Michelle Kelly and will be available for members of the public in the main reception hall of Belfast City Hall.
Originally from the Shankill area of west Belfast, Baroness Blood has been remembered as a "fearless and tireless campaigner".
She was a champion of integrated education and during a campaigning career also served as president of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland and played an integral part in establishing the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition in the 1990s.
Elevated to the House of Lords in 1999, the former linen mill worker served as a peer before retiring in 2018.
She was regularly involved in community work throughout her life, running a training project for long-term unemployed men in the Shankill Road and also being involved with the Greater Shankill Partnership.
Just yesterday there were calls for a statue of the late Baroness Blood to be commissioned and placed in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.
Alliance councillor Michael Long has said the former Labour peer should be among the first women to be honoured with a statue at city hall. Male statues currently dominate the grounds - the only woman on a plinth is Queen Victoria.
It comes as funeral arrangements for Baroness Blood were announced yesterday.
A service is due to take place in Ballygomartin Presbyterian Church on November 1 at 1.30om followed by cremation at Roselawn Crematorium at 3.20pm.
Her family have asked for donations, in lieu of flowers, to be made to the NI Hospice.