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Jonathan Bardon

Bernard Conlon interviews

Bernard Conlon talks to retired lecturer, historian and writer Jonathan Bardon. Jonathan Bardon was born in December 1941 in south Dublin into a middle class Protestant family. He recalls memories of austerity, ...

Billy Dunlop

WW2 & the trade union movement

After a pleasant childhood spent in Delaware Street on the Ravenhill Road in east Belfast, Billy entered the world of work in the post office as a telegraph messenger at a tender age, “I started at the age of 14 years...

Mark Ervine

Talking to the mural artist

Mark’s childhood was spent growing up in the Woodstock and Ravenhill areas of east Belfast, a socially deprived area of the city, a loyalist community and one where as Mark explains  ‘There was a great sense of commun...

Alan Houston

The Healthy Living Centre

Alan recalls growing up in Portstewart as an “active childhood, but you were very aware of the dangers of the environment that we were living in. There were very few opportunities if I’m honest. You worried about wher...

Joe O Donnell

Short Strand community development

Reflecting on the housing conditions of his youth, Joe O Donnell explains, “Conditions were all very similar in that they were terrible. Most of the small two bedroom terraced houses in all of the working class areas ...