Godfrey Wilson

Story Title: Godfrey Wilson

Collection: Omagh: Voices of LossĀ (collection)
Organisation: Spencer, Graham. (individual compiler)

One of 15 personal stories about the Omagh bombing (15 August 1998) that were published in the book 'Omagh: Voices of Loss' (2005).

"I interview Godfrey at his bungalow in Omagh. His wife Ann stays in the kitchen unable to talk about the loss of their daughter Lorraine (15). I sit with Godfrey in his living room which is decorated with photographs. Lorraine can be seen horse-riding in one of the photographs. She looks confident and happy. The interview is punctuated with a number of pauses as the recollections continue to upset Godfrey. His youngest son also comes into the room and listens to what Godfrey has to say." Spencer, G. (2005; p.55)

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Title
Godfrey Wilson
Description
One of 15 personal stories about the Omagh bombing (15 August 1998) that were published in the book 'Omagh: Voices of Loss' (2005).
Creator
Graham Spencer
Publisher
Appletree Press
Date
2005
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
CAIN Glossary: Omagh Bomb
CAIN Key Event: Omagh Bomb (15 August 1998)
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: Lorraine Wilson
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: All Omagh bomb deaths
Story Title
Godfrey Wilson
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book: 'Omagh: Voices of Loss'.
Details of book at:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/omagh/spencer/spencer05.htm
Interviewee Surname
Wilson
Interviewee Forename(s)
Godfrey
Interviewee Gender
Male
Home Address
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Victim 1
Lorraine Wilson
Relationship Victim 1
Father
ID Victim 1
3462
Story Abstract
"I interview Godfrey at his bungalow in Omagh. His wife Ann stays in the kitchen unable to talk about the loss of their daughter Lorraine (15). I sit with Godfrey in his living room which is decorated with photographs. Lorraine can be seen horse-riding in one of the photographs. She looks confident and happy. The interview is punctuated with a number of pauses as the recollections continue to upset Godfrey. His youngest son also comes into the room and listens to what Godfrey has to say." Spencer, G. (2005; p.55)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Victims; Bombing
Dates Mentioned
15 August 1998 [1990s]
Events Mentioned
Omagh bomb
Places Mentioned
Omagh, County Tyrone

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Omagh: Voices of LossĀ (collection)
Description
A collection of stories, based on interviews, and published in book format.
Creator
Graham Spencer
Subject
Omagh bombing, 15 August 1998
Source
Spencer, Graham. (2005). Omagh: Voices of Loss. Dublin: The Appletree Press Ltd.
ISBN 0-86281-978-4
Publisher
Appletree Press, Belfast. (2005)
Date
2005
Relation
Extracts from the book:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/omagh/spencer/spencer05.htm
Format
Text; Book
Language
English
Identifier
ISBN 0-86281-978-4
Stories Collected
15
Stories Deposited
0 (However, 1 story is available on the CAIN Web site)

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Spencer, Graham. (individual compiler)
Description
Graham Spencer compiled a book entitled 'Omagh -Voices of Loss' based on interviews with 15 people who lost loved ones in the Omagh bombing.
Creator
Graham Spencer
Subject
Stories by people who lost loved ones in the Omagh bombing on 15 August 1998.
Publisher
Appletree Press, Belfast. (2005)

Citation

Graham Spencer. (2005). Godfrey Wilson. Appletree Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2109>

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