Manchester Bomb, student film
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Manchester IRA bomb blast film made for 20th anniversary

A documentary commemorating twenty years since the IRA bombing in Manchester has been produced by a group of teenagers.

The group including Fiza Sajhid from the Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey interviewed victims, ex-police officers, former Manchester City Council representatives and an ex-IRA member in Manchester and Belfast over nine months.

A bomb packed with 3,300lb of explosives was detonated inside a parked van in Corporation Street, near the Arndale Centre on 15 June 1996.

No-one was killed, but more than 200 people were injured and buildings were severely damaged.

After a screening on Saturday, the documentary will be sent to 31 secondary schools across Manchester for a six-part lesson plan about heritage and history.

  • 03 Jun 2016