News from Derry about the Plantation exhibition

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Bernadette Walsh writes: As the city of Derry continues to celebrate the City of Culture award, after a hectic few days of ‘Lumiere’ and the announcement of the Turner Prize winner, the Guildhall is preparing for a new installation of archives for the Plantation exhibition.
 
I’ve continued working with colleagues in London Metropolitan Archives selecting and preparing items for display.  The previous loans which were installed in June will return to London this week and will be replaced with items selected from the Irish Society collection and items from the Derry City Council archive collection.
 
To date the exhibition has received thousands of visitors, with local people, visitors to the city, schools and community groups visiting the Guildhall to learn a little bit more about this very historic city.
 
The newly selected archives going on display include a 17th century map, documents relating to surveyor Sir Thomas Phillips, one of the earliest leases relating to Lough Foyle and fishing rights and a survey of the city from the early 19th century, plus a further page from the Great Parchment Book.  Keep checking out the blog for further updates this week!

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