Coins, by Alex Bunting (story details) Deposited

Story Title: Coins - Alex Bunting

Collection: Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary TimesĀ (collection) [NC]
Organisation: Healing Through Remembering (HTR) (organisation) [NC]

This video interview with Alex Bunting was carried out by Healing Through Remembering (HTR) for their 'Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times' project. It is one of eight video interviews with people who describe how everyday objects have a special meaning for them in relation to the history of the Northern Ireland conflict.

"The taxi Alex Bunting was driving was booby trapped. The force of the explosion tore off his left leg. The surgeons gave Alex the loose change that had become embedded in his body and he has kept the coins to remind him of what happened." (from Ordinary Objects website).

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Title
Coins, by Alex Bunting (story details)
Description
This video interview with Alex Bunting was carried out by Healing Through Remembering (HTR) for their 'Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times' project. It is one of eight video interviews with people who describe how everyday objects have a special meaning for them in relation to the history of the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
Healing Through Remembering (HTR)
Subject
Personal accounts / story-telling relating to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publisher
Disruptive Media / Healing Through Remembering (HTR)
Date
2013
Format
Video
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Story Title
Coins - Alex Bunting
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
video
Story Source
The story has been deposited with Accounts of the Conflict.
Also available:
At website:
http://www.healingthroughremembering.org/ooet/all/
On DVD:
Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times
Interviewee Surname
Bunting
Interviewee Forename(s)
Alex
Language Spoken
English
Transcription
No
Transcription Permission
n.a.
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
50+
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Conflict Victim
Victim
Physical Injury
Injured in bobby-trap bomb in car; lost left leg in the explosion.
Occupation during conflict
Taxi driver.
Status
Civilian
Original Format
Video
Story Abstract
"The taxi Alex Bunting was driving was booby trapped. The force of the explosion tore off his left leg. The surgeons gave Alex the loose change that had become embedded in his body and he has kept the coins to remind him of what happened." (from Ordinary Objects website).
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Booby-trap bomb,
Dates Mentioned
20 October 1991 [1990s]
Places Mentioned
Sandy Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary TimesĀ (collection)
Description
A series of eight short interviews, recorded on video, related to the conflict in Northern Ireland. The interviews are based on common objects which took on a new meaning as a result of the conflict.
Creator
Healing Through Remembering (HTR)
Subject
Personal Accounts / Story-Telling related to Northern Ireland.
Source
Web site:
http://www.healingthroughremembering.org/films/ooet/
Also
DVD: Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times
Publisher
Disruptive Media / Healing Through Remembering.
Date
2013
Relation
The 'Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times' collection comprised of eight video stories were derived from an earlier exhibition organised by Healing Through Remembering entitled: 'Everyday Objects Transformed by The Conflict'. The exhibition of physical artifacts first opened 14-24 November 2011 before going on tour between March and July 2012 and then appearing back in Belfast in August 2012.
Format
Video files - MP4 format; Video on Web site; Video on DVD
Language
English
Type
Video stories
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
8
Stories Deposited
7 (seven individual permission forms returned)

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Healing Through Remembering (HTR) (organisation)
Description
Catalogue entry compiled by Accounts of the Conflict from information on the Healing Through Remembering Web site.
Creator
Accounts of the Conflict.
Subject
Details about Healing Through Remembering which has managed project(s) to compile one or more collections of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Source
Healing Through Remembering Web site
Publisher
Accounts of the Conflict
Date
2014 - date catalogue entry compiled
Relation
Collection - Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times (Tag: ooet)
Language
English
Type
Catalogue entry
Date Formed
2001
Status
In operation (last check 2014)
Address
Alexander House
17a Ormeau Avenue
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT2 8HD
Telephone
028 9023 8844
Email
info@healingthroughremembering.org
Funder
Various
Work
Dealing with the Past; Victims of the Northern Ireland conflict
Nature
Cross-community project
Organisation Abstract
An extensive cross-community project which looks at the issue of how to deal with the past relating to the conflict in, and about, Northern Ireland. HTR does not provide support and services directly to victims, however much of its discussions, debates and recommendations are victims focused. It has also focused on the issue of story-telling as well as carryout out in-house story-telling projects. One story-telling collection produced is entitled: 'Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Times' (see relevant collection entry).

Citation

Healing Through Remembering (HTR). (2013). Coins - Alex Bunting. Belfast: Disruptive Media / Healing Through Remembering (HTR).
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 20 June 2019 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/1989>

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