Docklands’ awards for Canary Wharf exhibition and documentary on 1996 IRA bombing
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An artist and a university academic have been given awards for their documentary and exhibition of the 1996 IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.
Lucy Harrison and King’s College lecturer Dr George Legg were given presentations by the Docklands Victims Association for raising awareness of its 20-year campaign for victim compensation, currently making its way through Parliament.
“The exhibition reminds me of the nightmare I live with every day with reoccurring flashbacks,” its founder Jonathan Ganesh told the Advertiser. “I was buried under the rubble that you see in these pictures.”
His friends Inam Bashir and John Jeffries were killed working in a newsagent’s close by. Another 50 were injured, including families on Millwall’s Barkantine Estate, by the bomb made from semtex Libya’s deposed dictator Gaddafi smuggled to the IRA.
The exhibition which opened at Canary Wharf’s Republic Gallery in March has witness testimony and previously-unseen photographs taken by a bank employee who went back the next day to collect his belongings.