Victor Barker

Story Title: Victor Barker

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).

"Victor Barker lost his twelve-year-old son James in the bomb. James was one of the children who was on the day trip with Spanish students to Omagh from Buncrana. Victor and his family have since left Buncrana and Victor works as a solicitor in a town near Guildford in Surrey. I talk with Victor in his office at work. Victor has a photograph of James on his desk." Spencer, G. (2005; p.71)

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Title
Victor Barker
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: James Barker
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: All Omagh bomb deaths
Story Title
Victor Barker
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
Barker
Interviewee Forename(s)
Victor
Interviewee Gender
Male
Home Address
Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.
Marital Status
Married
Victim 1
James Barker
Relationship Victim 1
Father
ID Victim 1
3434
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"Victor Barker lost his twelve-year-old son James in the bomb. James was one of the children who was on the day trip with Spanish students to Omagh from Buncrana. Victor and his family have since left Buncrana and Victor works as a solicitor in a town near Guildford in Surrey. I talk with Victor in his office at work. Victor has a photograph of James on his desk." Spencer, G. (2005; p.71)
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). Victor Barker. Appletree Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2111>

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