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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...

Albert Haslett

The Shankill during WW2

As a child, Albert grew up with his parents and 9 brothers and sisters in the Hammer, a poor neighbourhood of Belfast. The area was characterised by poor housing conditions. “The houses were just two up and two dow...

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 Shankill Blitz Memorial

Remembers the Belfast Blitz.

The Shankill remembers the victims of the Belfast Blitz which took place on the 15th-16th April 1941. Sam Coulter and Bobby Foster decided to erect a permanent memorial to the victims, with support  from the local com...

A Tale Of Two Libraries – The Shankill

Filmed in conjunction with the Falls Library during their centenary year, the Shankill Library was the younger of the two libraries, in its 80th year. The documentary looks at the important role the library has ...

SRD Melody Flute Band 2009

Highlights of the Shankill Road Defenders 4th annual Melody Flute Band Competition, which took place at the Spectrum Centre, Shankill Road on Saturday 10th October, 2009. As well as the best of Northern Ireland's m...

The Zulu War Hero

Northern Visions follows the Ex Prisoners Interpretative Centre as the organisation creates the latest in their series of cultural murals on the Shankill Road. This time the piece depicts the funeral of local war hero...

Banquet: Suffragist Mural Unveiling

Unveiling of a new mural on the Shankill Road dedicated to Northern Ireland's suffragettes, designed by artist Rita Duffy.

A Century Later: Albert Haslett

A boy on the Shankill Road experiences the horrors of the Belfast Blitz, a night that would live in his memories forever. “As I grew up and grew older I thought it would eventually go out of my mind, but it w...

A Century Later: John MacVicar

The murders of three young soldiers in Belfast in 1971 would influence military legislation in other areas of conflict throughout the world. One community in Belfast was determined these three young men were never for...

A Century Later: Bobby Foster

A funeral procession makes its way through a warzone. “We went from pillar to post right through that entire epicenter of the damage that was happening”

A Century Later: Roberta Gray

A woman’s fight against depression and how she got her life back through work in a women's centre. “I have progressed so far that now working in the women’s centre I have something to get up for in the mornin...

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