“Some people, it seems, are indispensable even if they do lie in the cemetery”

I don’t think Slugger has mentioned the death of Basil McLaughlin one of the founders of the Andersonstown News. His passing has been noted by Gerry Adams, Mairtin and the BBC.

I hope the Belfast Media Group puts online the fantastic insert in this week’s edition that mainly paid tribute to him through the photographs he took over decades. Looking through the small number of photographs they had room for emphasised his role in ensuring community and political life particularly in West Belfast was covered not just from outside but within.

[picture via BBCNI who give a BMG credit]

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