Bridget Bond Collection Launched At Tower Museum

Bridget Bond at the Bloody Sunday memorial.


The Tower Museum has launched the Bridget Bond Collection as part of the Speeches, Strikes and Struggles project at the Tower Museum, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.

Bridget Bond is one of the most well-known leaders in the civil rights movement in Derry. Bridget was a key member of Derry Housing Action Committee and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association.

Bridget Bond also played a major role in the creation of the Bloody Sunday Monument.

The Bridget Bond Collection consists of items that are a combination of pamphlets, letters, memos, reports, minutes of meetings, posters, booklets, notebooks, magazines and newspapers. This collection relates strongly to Northern Ireland Civil Rights movement particularly in Derry. Items in this collection will have been rarely seen before and will give audiences a different perspective into behind the scenes of the operations of the Derry and Northern Ireland Civil Rights Associations.  Some of the documents chart the divisions between NICRA and the Derry branch and illustrate the unique position that Derry found itself in during the late 60s and early 70s.

Bridget standing on the steps of the Guidlhall as Bernadette Devlin addresses a crowd.