Tag: A Century Later

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A Century Later: Clara Reilly

How the tragic death of a child from a plastic bullet outside her front door in Turf Lodge during the height of the Troubles was the beginning of a campaign to put a stop to further bloodshed. “Plastic Bullets were...

A Century Later: Lee Lavis

A soldier in the British Army discovers his love for a country that is finding peace after decades of war. “I had a realization that the conflict was not just about me as a soldier or soldiers and soldiers as victi...

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: Sean McKernan

Over thirty years of photography from a man determined to keep the history of the city he loves alive. “I’ve been a photographer for most of my life, I always pick up a camera, I feel naked if I go out without a ca...

A Century Later: Wesley Whyte

A grandson discovers his grandfather and the part he played in two important historical events, the signing of the Ulster Covenant and the fight in France during World War One. “Whatever actions carried out or what...

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”

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: John Lennon

A dangerous job as an armourer in World War Two living on an airbase with constant air raids and the sound of bombs raining down. “We put guns and rockets into the aircraft and sent them on their way”

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: Ian Ross

A man fighting the Japanese in World War Two loses contact with home. “I slowly lost touch with all my family, I was away for six and a half years” 

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...

A Century Later: Mary Ann Quigley

The last man hanged in Crumlin Road Gaol and the shockwaves that exist to this day. “Like throwing a pebble into a pool, the ripples spread and they spread and everyone is affected”