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Ideas sought for victims memorial
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Brian Kennedy favours a museum of remembrance
Ideas on how to remember victims of Northern Ireland's violent past are being sought by a cross-community group.

Healing Through Remembering was set up to help deal with the effects of the Troubles.

Spokesman Alan McBride said they wanted to establish a museum but had not yet decided what form this should take.

Mr McBride's wife and father-in-law were among nine people killed in a bomb in a Shankill Road fish shop in 1993.

Local singer Brian Kennedy is due to meet the group on Wednesday.

He said he hopes the museum can make a difference

The very fact that it is a cross-community activity means that we will just busy ourselves with trying to put together some kind of future from the fragments of the past
Brian Kennedy

"The idea of a museum of remembrance is just such a beautiful idea because, until we start to actually pinpoint some of the things that were really awful and experience it in a community environment, then I think it will take us a lot longer to heal," he said.

"Healing is a wonderful idea, we are stepping away from the wounds.

"The very fact that it is a cross-community activity means that we will just busy ourselves with trying to put together some kind of future from the fragments of the past."


SEE ALSO
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