On Tuesday 10th November the esteemed author Brian Barton came to junior assembly to present the College Library with a copy of his latest book “The Belfast Blitz: The City in the War Years”. Brian also addressed pupils in Years 8 and 9, giving a fascinating talk on what life was like in Belfast during the Blitz in 1941 and showing a variety of items from that time, including a gas mask and incendiary bomb that had actually been dropped on the city.
Brian has a connection with the College as his granddaughters all currently attend – Rachel in Year 9, Kate in Prep 6 and Maggie in Prep 1 (he also addressed the Preparatory assembly and donated another copy of the book there). This was an extremely kind gesture and the books are invaluable additions to the Library.
For further information on the book itself see http://www.booksireland.org.uk/store/all-departments/belfast-blitz .