|The Salvation Army citadel building in Belfast as it looks today|
Thursday, 6 December 2018
ON THIS DAY IN 1971, CORBYN'S MATES...
... in the IRA bombed the Munton Brothers shirt factory on the Dublin Road in central Belfast. The resultant fire was described as 'one of the biggest since the Blitz' and it took firemen more than three hours to bring under control. Members of the Salvation Army supplied tea to the fire crews, but as the fire spread towards their Dublin Street premises several of them entered the building to recover items. The gable end collapsed and killed 61-year-old Mary Thompson, also injuring her husband and several others.