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Joe Baker

Memories of New Lodge

Joe grew up on the New Lodge estate in north Belfast. “When we moved into it, it was a construction site, everything was brand new and spic and span. It was a lot of adventure and a lot of fun playing on the buildi...

Sam McAughtry

In conversation with Sam

Internationally respected, Sam McAughtry is a writer and broadcaster who was born in the Tigers Bay area of Belfast in 1923. Sam, one of a family of ten children, recalls the living conditions of the time “Tigers Bay ...

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 ...

Henry Bell

Henry talks teaching and history

Bernard Conlan talks to Henry Bell about his teaching career and his passion for history. Born in Belfast in 1949, for the first few years of his life Henry lived in a wooden bungalow in Islandmagee in County Antri...

Sailortown

Remembering Sailortown.

Belfast environmentalist and R&B singer Del Halligan is passionate about the dockland area of Sailortown, currently being redeveloped to the point of extinction. In this poignant exclusive, Halligan mourn...

The Legacy Programme

Pursuing a lasting legacy.

"When we talk about the legacy we would like to leave, we find ourselves united in many unexpected ways..." Members of Seaview Presbyterian Church in Belfast decided to come together in the pursuit of a lasting leg...

McGurk’s Bar Bombing – Loss of Innocence

Discussing the 1971 bombing.

Relatives of those who were killed and injured in the McGurk's Bar bombing talk of that night and its aftermath. On 4 December 1971, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), exploded a bomb at McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Nor...

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. ...

A Century Later: Ronnie Appleton

Reflections on a dying community which gave much to the development of Belfast. “I think the Belfast Jewish community has made a contribution to Northern Ireland much in excess to its numbers”

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...

A Century Later: Alfie McCrory

Searching for survivors amongst the rubble of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. “I think people from both sides were sickened at innocent people being killed, people got to the stage ...

A Century Later: John Campbell

A day on Belfast docks, a place filled with lively characters, back breaking work and casual violence, described in vivid detail by a docker turned author. “Although life was hard on the docks I wouldn’t have chang...

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