A Knock at the Door, by Paul & Valerie Hutchinson (story details)

Story Title: A Knock at the Door

Collection: Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Organisation: Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)

One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013).

"In this account Paul tells the story on behalf of his mother which took place in the mid 1970s. Paul describes how the ‘Troubles’ were beginning to impact on the community he was living in. After a violent incident on the street, a young girl knocks on their door, upset and asking for help. Paul’s mother brings the girl in and rings the police. However, the incident had involved a paramilitary group who proceeded to intimidate the family, resulting in them having to leave their home and relocate. Paul describes the impact of this for him personally and his family." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.9)

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Title
A Knock at the Door, by Paul & Valerie Hutchinson (story details)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013).
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
CAIN Key Issue: Community Relations
Story Title
A Knock at the Door
Story Available
Yes (deposited and also on-line)
Story Format
Text
Story Source
'A Knock at the Door', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Interviewee Surname
Hutchinson
Interviewee Forename(s)
Paul, and Valerie
Interviewee Gender
Male, and Female
Religion
Protestant
Original Format
Book, Written
Story Abstract
"In this account Paul tells the story on behalf of his mother which took place in the mid 1970s. Paul describes how the ‘Troubles’ were beginning to impact on the community he was living in. After a violent incident on the street, a young girl knocks on their door, upset and asking for help. Paul’s mother brings the girl in and rings the police. However, the incident had involved a paramilitary group who proceeded to intimidate the family, resulting in them having to leave their home and relocate. Paul describes the impact of this for him personally and his family." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.9)

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Title
Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Description
A collection of 16 personal stories, published in book format and DVD, related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
"‘UP Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland’ features diverse accounts from people who stood up to violence, discrimination or prejudice in Northern Ireland. It provides a window into often untold stories of courage that individuals have shown in the context of a divided and often violent society." (Up Standing; 2013; back cover)
Publisher
The Corrymeela Community
Date
1 May 2013
Relation
Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. 36. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Format
Document
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
16
Stories Deposited
9

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)
Description
"Corrymeela's mission is: embracing difference, healing division and enabling reconciliation. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community strives to embody these values in every aspect of our lives."
Corrymeela Web Site. (2014).
Creator
Catalogue entry created by Accounts of the Conflict based on The Corrymeela Community website.
Subject
Details of organisation which managed project(s) to compile a collection of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Date
2014
Date Formed
1965
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
8 Upper Crescent
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NT
Telephone
028 9050 8080
Email
belfast@corrymeela.org
Work
Counselling; support group; cross-community relations

Citation

The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.. (2013). A Knock at the Door. The Corrymeela Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2014>

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