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May Blood

Talking with Baroness Blood

May was born during World War Two and grew up in Roden Street, a mixed area of Belfast with her mother and sister. He family was separated due to the evacuations during the war. “For the first six years of my life I t...

Helen Bell

Tales from the lower Shankill

Born in 1947 in Hopewell Street at the bottom of the Shankill Road, Helen remembers the late 1960s and the first time that real “trouble” started on the Shankill Road, with rioting and flares being shot into the air. ...

The Insider – Yes, Minister

An Insider story about housing issues in the Village including an interview with the then newly appointed Minister for Social Development, Margaret Ritchie. The housing campaign was conduced over several years from...

Pensioners Parliament

"Well you see the trouble about growing older is you don't think you are any older. A friend of mine said you don't think you're old until you look in the mirror. The answer is not to look in the mirror!" Patric...

Out of Bounds

Despite regeneration plans being released in 2005, the area of Parkside in Newington on the Limestone Road in North Belfast has continued to decline. Local residents talk about their frustration with conditio...

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