The Bonfire Makers

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20040809

Every year in the early hours of the July 12th, protestants all over Northern IRELAND light massive bonfires - many as tall as a high-rise building - to celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

This programme tells the story behind one of those bonfires. Young men in a Belfast housing estate talk frankly about what their bonfire means to them and why its vital that this tradition continues. William Crawley presents.

20040809

Every year in the early hours of the July 12th, protestants all over Northern IRELAND light massive bonfires - many as tall as a high-rise building - to celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

This programme tells the story behind one of those bonfires. Young men in a Belfast housing estate talk frankly about what their bonfire means to them and why its vital that this tradition continues. William Crawley presents.