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War Stories – The Despatch Rider & The Wren

Memories of WW2.

Interview with husband and wife John and Margaret Gordon. During WW2, John served first in an anti-aircraft artillery role, then as a despatch rider. A veteran of the Dunkirk evacuation, this modest ex-soldier was ...

War Stories – The Omaha Beach Submariner

Antrim man remembers D-Day.

The D-Day assault on Omaha Beach, which cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers, was dramatised in the film Saving Private Ryan. As part of Northern Visions' Remembrance strand, Antrim war veteran Ken Smit...

War Stories – The Death Railway Survivor

The Far East in WW2.

During WW2, Mossley man Jim McCall was a Royal Navy wireless telegraphist who served aboard HMS Prince of Wales during its legendary engagement with the German battleship Bismarck. Attacked by Japanese torpedo plan...

Waves from Rathlin

Remembering Glanville and Marconi.

Over 100 years ago, Guglielmo Marconi demonstrated successfully the sending of signals over a distance without wire, hence the term 'wireless.' Before this time, ships had made themselves known to shore stations by...

What a Waste

Short film made with Glenparent Youth Group, which is based in Lenadoon. The Glen Community Parent and Youth Group is a community parenting project which aims to provide support and training for parents in West Belfas...

World Community Arts Day with Andrew Crummy

Heather Floyd interviews.

Heather Floyd from Community Arts Forum chats to Andrew Crummy on a visit to Belfast to explain and promote World Community Arts Day which is celebrated each 17th February. "All we ask of you on that day is t...

WRDA Lecture – Unionism, Nationalism & Women’s Fight for the Vote

Illustrated Talk on Unionism, nationalism and women’s fight for the vote: understanding different views through discussion and debate, held in March 2013. This event looked at Irish women’s campaign for the vote, w...

WRDA Lecture Series – Dr. Avila Kilmurray

Talking about Madge Davison

Dr Avila Kilmurray from the Community Foundation NI spoke about Madge Davison who was a civil rights organiser for the N.I. Civil Rights Association and barrister from north Belfast. Madge was born on 13 June 1949 ...

WRDA Lecture Series – John Gray

A lecture on Mary Ann McCracken

Former Librarian and Social Historian John Gray delivered a lecture entitled “Mary Ann McCracken, pioneer feminist and revolutionary”.   John, a former Chief Librarian at the Linen Hall Library, opened the lectur...

WRDA Lectures – Baroness May Blood

Factory floor to the House of Lords

The inaugural lecture of the Anna Eggert lecture series, organised by the WRDA.  Baroness May Blood was the speaker for the afternoon and delivered a biographical lecture entitled “From the factory floor to the House ...

WRDA Lectures – Dr Myrtle Hill

Pioneers, Protestors and Preachers

The second lecture, of the Anna Eggert Lecture Series, took place on 8th December and was delivered by Dr Myrtle Hill from Queen’s University who spoke on “Pioneers, Protestors and Preachers: Belfast’s Forgotten Women...

WRDA Lectures – Margaret Ward

Lecture: the Ulster Suffragettes

A century ago, a passionate crowd packed the Ulster Hall to hear the leader of the Suffragette Movement, Emmeline Pankhurst demand votes for women. Leading feminist author Dr Margaret Ward returned to the same venue t...

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