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07 June 2012

Murray Sons & Co Ltd Whitehall Tobacco Works


The view from the Days Hotel of Belfast is of low cloud pierced by spires, car parks and the commuter rail, the commuters a file of overcoats down the platform.

A block away is Great Victoria Street, with a fancy buildings and famous pubs...

The Murray Sons & Co Ltd Whitehall Tobacco Works, a veritable fortress, has its front door closed, no one going in or out, windows dark. (A few cars are parked in the back lot  -- old Mr Murray? One of his sons?)

This is a place with visible scars, still in the process of healing.

It is good to be reminded how little I know.


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