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Ashmore Street, Belfast

My mother, my 15 year old sister and I at 11 years old were living at 7 Ashmore Street. Coombe Barbours was...

Ballymena's VE Day celebrations

Ballymena was completely crammed with people, milling around, dancing on the street, impromptu parades,...

Robert Pennington's Special Book

Trooper Pennington arrived in Ireland on the 'Chateau Thierry' in 1942. This troopship was one of...

The First Troops into Ballymena ...

The IRA was very active in Manchester I think around that time, so to the army the Irish were all their...

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The Tin Box

Mrs. Kathleen Nevin was 9 or 10 during the war and she shared these memories with me of her childhood in...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2 (garden vegetables and allotments)

Many of these were allocated at Stormont, in the grounds of the Parliament Buildings, where I spent many a...

The Footsteps

It was at sundown and I went out to the kitchen and I said ‘mum theres a very funny noise...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2(Public Transport and Holidays)

As a family we holidayed in Portrush and went for a number of picnics to the seaside at Bangor, Donaghadee...

One Night....

One night while asleep in bed, I woke up confused and heard my mother shouting "Oh, my God, what's...

B17 Transports Whiskey to France

One day the Captain referred to above arrived in the bar and proceeded to buy praticaly all the whiskey...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2 (Evacuation)

4 EVACUATION It was after the second air raid that I was evacuated to my grandmother's seaside house at...

Ireland, North and South — The Yanks!

One of them was a Nurse, and the other worked in the office. But they had great friends, and they used to...

A Dash Home

On the night of the first air raid on Belfast my friend Deirdre Magee and I were walking along the Shore...

J A Martin DFC - Premature exploding mines

I met another chap there he was Paddy Mailey, from Bangor, he was also a Flight Engineer... Paddy had just...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2(VE and VJ day)

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2. Belfast celebrated with a huge firework display at...

The Wardrobe

In the aftermath he and his friend David combed the streets and came across a fire in a house on Hannah St....

My American Doctor

Iwas standing looking out of my glass cage I was in isolation in the Royal Victoria in Belfast yes I am...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2 (the Blackout)

THE BLACK-OUT To get to my paternal grandparents’ house we had to travel by bus and when we would...

Belfast Blitz

I lived in Ballynure Street, off the Oldpark Road in Belfast during the Blitz. I was at a dance at...

Learning to Shoot

I was stationed at Ballyhalbert in Northern ireland, 12 miles from the border, working as an operations...

Small Memories of World War 2 as told by Louie Milligan

My boyfriend, who later became my husband lost his cousin Hughie Smith shortly after that. In 1940 we used...

Butter smuggling

My father often told the story of how his Father-in-law and my Uncle went across the border to Dundalk...

Portrush Defendersicon for Story with photo

Steven was only eleven years old in 1942 when his mother decided that he and his four brothers should move...

Up to the Fields

I was sixteen when the Yanks came over, after that it was jitter bugging in the Plaza and the Orpheus where...

Making Do as told by Marian Hunter

To overcome this we used to go to Busby's Chemist in Duncairn Gardens where the owner would mix his own...

More Memories of a Wartime Childhood

After the Americans left to fight in Europe, German and Italian prisoners of war were brought from a train...

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