When we set off in search of some twenty or so bronze plaques based on recordings and set into the walls of Nicholas street, Bride street, Bride road and Ross road we had no idea I would be looking at history from within.
Artist Chris Reid had some of the local residents confide in him and whilst among some of those confidences there are sobering confessions many are real nuggets of history and memories of old times. By casting them in bronze and giving them a heritage-style appearance, Reid further emphasised the fact that voices like those are very rarely heard.
I found the idea particularly interesting, not to mention some of the things that were said. Written words speak for themselves ... and so do those walls ...
(To be continued)