Granny's House, by Deirdre, aged 11

Story Title: Granny's House

Collection: Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Organisation: An Crann / The Tree (organisation)

One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).

A young girl, Deirdre Starrs (then aged 11), tells of the impact on her family of the killing of her uncle, John Starrs, on 13 May 1972. John Starrs was a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when he was shot dead by British soldiers.

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Title
Granny's House, by Deirdre, aged 11
Description
One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Publisher
Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Format
Text; page 10 in the book.
Language
English
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: John Starrs
Story Title
Granny's House
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
An Crann / The Tree. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Interviewee Surname
Starrs
Interviewee Forename(s)
Deirdre
Interviewee Gender
Female
Age
11
Religion
Catholic
Home Address
Derry, Northern Ireland.
Marital Status
n.a.
Victim 1
John Starrs
Relationship Victim 1
Neice
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
A young girl, Deirdre Starrs (then aged 11), tells of the impact on her family of the killing of her uncle, John Starrs, on 13 May 1972. John Starrs was a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when he was shot dead by British soldiers.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Paramilitary Groups; Killing
Dates Mentioned
13 May 1972 [1970s]
Places Mentioned
William Street, Bogside, Derry, Northern Ireland.
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA); Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Description
'Bear in Mind' is a book containing 84 stories related to 'the Troubles'
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Stories of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Publisher
An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Rights
Stories are copyright of the individual contributors (2000).
Format
Book
Language
English
Identifier
An Crann. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press / An Crann The Tree.
ISBN 1 873687 13 3
Stories Collected
84

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
An Crann / The Tree (organisation)
Description
"Founded in 1994, An Crann / The Tree was an arts-based, charitable organisation ‘dedicated to providing a space in which people can tell - and hear - the splintered, complex, often contradictory stories of the ‘Troubles’ as part of a process which contributes not only to the ethos of peace, healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, but also to building a more inclusive, rounded story of the conflict.’ [from organisational literature]." Kelly, G. (2005).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Personal Accounts / Story-Telling related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Relation
CAIN Bibliography: List of An Crann publications
Date Formed
1994
Status
No longer exists (project ended in 2004?).
Work
Recording and Exhibiting Stories; story-telling.

Citation

An Crann / The Tree. (2000). Granny's House. Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2132>

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Bear in Mind (book details)


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