Londonderry Inquiry: Papers and Evidence

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Londonderry Inquiry: Papers and Evidence

The proceedings and report of the Widgery Tribunal of Inquiry into the events in Londonderry on Sunday 30 January 1972, together with photographs, maps, films and sound recordings used in evidence.


Listed in chronological order

Separated Material:
The films and sound recordings are held on special deposit in the National Film Archive.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Londonderry Inquiry, 1972-1972
Physical description:
65 files, photographs and volumes
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

In accordance with the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 this inquiry was set up by order of the United Kingdom Government at Westminster and the Government of Northern Ireland to investigate the events of Sunday 30 January 1972 which led to loss of life in connection with the procession in Londonderry on that day.

he Tribunal was headed by the Right Honourable Lord Widgery and held seventeen sessions of substantive hearings in Coleraine County Hall between 21 February and 14 March during which 114 witnesses gave evidence and were cross-examined. Three further sessions were held in the Royal Courts of Justice in London on 16, 17 & 20 March to hear the closing speeches of Counsel for the relatives of the deceased, for the army and for the Tribunal.

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