Friday, 7 April 1972, by Jack (story details)

Story Title: Friday, 7 April 1972, by Jack

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).

Jack gives an account of the aftermath of the premature explosion in which his son was killed along with two friends.

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Title
Friday, 7 April 1972, by Jack (story details)
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 57 in the book.
Language
English
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: 7 April 1972
Story Title
Friday, 7 April 1972, by Jack
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
McErlean
Interviewee Forename(s)
Jack
Interviewee Gender
Male
Home Address
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Victim 1
John McErlean
Relationship Victim 1
Father
ID Victim 1
312
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
Jack gives an account of the aftermath of the premature explosion in which his son was killed along with two friends.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Bombing
Dates Mentioned
7 April 1972 [1970s]
Places Mentioned
Bawnmore Park, Greencastle, Belfast.
Organisations Mentioned
British Army
Specific Deaths Mentioned
John McErlean (7 April 1972)
Charles McCrystal (7 April 1972)
Samuel Hughes (7 April 1972)

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). Friday, 7 April 1972, by Jack. Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 30 November 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2196>

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Bear in Mind (book details)


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