Stiff Lit­tle Fin­gers: Plaque cam­paign launched

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When Stiff Lit­tle Fin­gers, Belfast’s most in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed punk rock band, first played at the leg­endary Tri­dent Bar in Ban­gor, lit­tle did they know that their estab­lish­ment-bat­ing punk rock ways would still be caus­ing ruc­tions 40 years on… Now, a cam­paign to com­mem­o­rate the his­toric Ul­ster punk venue with a blue plaque is gath­er­ing pace.

Punk his­to­rian Dee Wil­son has pro­posed that a plaque should be placed at the Ban­gor venue – now called Wol­s­ley’s Bar – to com­mem­o­rate the sem­i­nal Stiff Lit­tle Fin­gers gig which hap­pened there in 1977. De­spite the Ul­ster Her­itage Cir­cle say­ing they have no in­ten­tion to place a plaque at the venue, Wil­son has taken the fight on­line with a pe­ti­tion that he hopes will fi­nally see the venue recog­nised for its his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance. Wil­son be­lieves the plaque would not only com­mem­o­rate the sem­i­nal live event, but pay trib­ute to the way in which the Belfast punk scene united Catholic and Protes­tant youths dur­ing The Trou­bles in 1970s. Check hot­ for de­tails of how to sign the pe­ti­tion.

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